Swiss National Museum
Museumstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

The Collection Centre of Swiss National Museum is a state-of-the-art facility hosting the conservation treatment laboratories, the laboratory for conservation research and storage facility. This latter hosts nearly one million objects made of a large variety of materials (textile, metals, wood, glass, ceramics…). The collaboration between scientists and conservators results in the identification of the precise needs and the conception of ad-hoc strategies to access them: preventive conservation and monitoring are issues which are addressed with high priority.

Photographic equipment (UV and normal light), microscopic work stations and spectro-colorimeter for the visual documentation of artefacts. Analytical, mainly non-destructive, techniques (u-XRF, u-Raman, FTIR spectroscopy) for the structural and chemical assessment of materials. Workshops for the developed and practice of conservation treatments.

Tiziana Lombardo
Ulrike Rothenhäusler