Wrest Park Collection Store
Collections are moved to these reserve stores for a number of reasons.
The sheer volume of objects in English Heritage's care means it is impossible to have all of them on display. Some sites are ruins, with no space to securely display objects. The space to research collections on site is also sometimes problematic. Having a dedicated regional store allows reserve collections to be researched and understood with greater ease.
IPM, or integrated pest management is also a key feature of conservation care in the stores.
Bug traps are set over the store to monitor what insects could be there. These traps are set on a monthly basis and reviewed carefully.
Insect and bug damage in stores could prove extremely harmful to the objects, particularly if they go undetected.
Charlotte Newman, Jan Summerfield, Cameron Moffett, Rose Arkle