PHM's Conservation Team cares for the museum's wonderful collection and also provides a service of professional conservation for other museums, communities, unions and private collections.

The Conservation Studio at PHM
Gloved hand holding tweezers for the conservation of a textile banner

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If you have any questions or would like to request a quote for conservation you can contact the Conservation Team on or 0161 838 9190.

Our services

Detail from an external commission, The Conservation Studio @ People's History Museum

The Conservation Studio was specially designed for the conservation of large textiles, those in our own collection, and those in the collections of other institutions and individuals by private commission.


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Meet the team

PHM Conservators with Hugh Hornby Birley portrait, oil paint on canvas © People's History Museum

The Conservation Team care for the museum’s collection and also provide a service of professional conservation.

They are led by an accredited member of Icon (Institute of Conservation) and are listed on the Conservation Register.

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Conservation in action

The Conservation Studio, viewing window, Main Gallery Two @ People's History Museum

Situated on the second floor, there is a viewing window in Main Gallery Two, designed so that visitors to the museum can see our skilled conservators at work.  To enquire about tours, please contact the Learning Team.


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The studio was established in 1990 at our Princess Street site in Manchester to conserve the museum’s extensive collection of banners, provide a source of help and advice for custodians of textiles, and undertake private commissions.

The current conservation lab was built as part of the museum’s redevelopment project in 2010.


Jenny van Enckevort, Conservation Manager, The Conservation Studio @ People's History Museum

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