Conservation and Storage

Conservationists at Work

Conservation and Storage

Conservation is at the core of our thinking when working with valuable archival materials. After nearly twenty-five years working in the field, we have built up a degree of expertise in conserving and preserving archival materials and we understand that effective preservation and conservation of physical materials is not just an 'added extra' but should be at the root of any process relating to these materials.

The services we offer include: collection and storage assessments, photographic conservation, paper conservation and book conservation, mould remediation and secure, environmentally controlled storage and housing solutions for your materials.

With this in mind, we offer our clients a range of options when approaching a conservation project:

Conservation and Preservation Services

We recognise that not every client who requires conservation services will be actively involved in a digitisation project. To that end we offer a professional standalone conservation and digitisation service which covers all the key aspects of the conservation process.

To initiate an unpressured conversation about your conservation project please use the button below or contact us directly on 020 8309 5445

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Integrated Conservation and Preservation Services for Digitisation Projects

Digitising and digitally preserving your materials does not negate the need to ensure that the original items are professionally preserved. When carrying out a full digitisation project for a client, we offer a conservation and preservation service which integrates seamlessly into the digitisation process. The key aspects of the process fit in at relevant points during the digitisation process..

To initiate an unpressured conversation about your conservation project please use the button below or contact us directly on 020 8309 5445

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Bespoke Conservation and Preservation Services

We recognise that clients may already have aspects of their conservation needs covered either via internal expertise or through other third party organisations. We're happy to work within an existing framework offering individual services on a bespoke basis.

To initiate an unpressured conversation about your conservation project please use the button below or contact us directly on 020 8309 5445

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If you'd like to get in touch to find out more about our services please use the buttons below or call us on 020 8309 5445

Testimonials

I have worked with Max Communications and the team for some years. In recent work with their Archivematica iteration in the College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, and other digital work required by varying cohorts in Imperial, Max Communications have been responsive, innovative and demonstrated great problem-solving abilities. The Max Communications team, from the top down, is approachable, friendly and keen to help.

An example is in their engagement for some major confidential scanning projects. The projects were discussed, scoped and agreed to a high standard of hand scanning. Benchmarking was agreed to our satisfaction when the project started, with a fast progress time for the work. They provided rapid access to files, including digitising out of sequence, e.g. one such turn around for hand scanning, editing and proofing a large file was within 3 hours. The digital delivery was by secure online transfer, and the hard disks and hard copy delivered securely by courier.

On a lighter note, digitisation of 1960s academic cine film was carried out promptly and to a high standard, such that it can be reshown at a major conference

--Anne Barrett | College Archivist & Corporate Records Manager | Imperial College London