Conservation Advice for Finders
These guidelines were produced for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. This guide is aimed at finders, and in particular metal-detectorists, who find and collect archaeological objects. It provides straightforward information on how to care for and record finds to ensure their long-term survival and to capture useful information about their discovery.
This guide covers assessment of finds, cleaning, coating, joining, packing and storage, displaying and collecting. It shares some conservation techniques.
This guide has been produced by Drakon Heritage and Conservation on behalf of the Portable Antiquities Scheme