The Conservation and Collection Services Division was established in 1987. It is responsible for the long-term care, preservation, and housing of the National Collection for Ingenium and its three museums.
Specifically, the conservation and collection services team:
- specifies and implements the correct environmental conditions for storage and display — temperature, relative humidity, light, security, and protection against airborne pollutants
- performs all treatments and interventions required to stabilize artifacts and prepare them for display or long-term storage
- documents the collection, which includes cataloguing items to museum standards, preparing written and photographic documentation, and making audio or video recordings of operational objects
- preserves the collection, providing structural supports and enclosures and managing risks such as hazardous materials or pests
- restores and operates historic working machinery