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In April 2020, Flintshire Record Office merged with Denbighshire Archives. North East Wales Archives, or NEWA for short, represents a new joint service for the counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire. We now have a new joint website, and this web-page will soon become obsolete.


Conservation at Flintshire Record Office
The conservation studio provides all the facilities to enable in-house treatment for all formats of archive documents within the repository. The Conservator is responsible for the preservation of our unique collections for the use of current and future generations, and for applying practical conservation treatments to fragile documents to ensure access. Treatments are carried out on a wide range of material, and conservation and repair of items will be to the standards specified in BS2971 Parts 1 and 2. 

The aim of archive conservation is to alter the item as little as possible, and to follow the maxim of minimum intervention. The most suitable methods and materials are used throughout.

Looking after your Treasures at Home
Preservation Guidelines - Handling
Preservation Guidelines - Copying
Preservation Policy, 2014

If you have any queries or need advice on conservation, please contact the Conservator at Flintshire Record Office:  Tel. 01244 532 414 or e-mail: