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Preservation Collection

Preservation is the key to unlocking the secrets of our past and safeguarding our future, and is a testament to human ingenuity and dedication

Background imagePreservation Collection: King Henry VIIIs ship, Mary Rose, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

King Henry VIIIs ship, Mary Rose, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePreservation Collection: USS Intrepid aircraft carrier

USS Intrepid aircraft carrier moored on the Hudson River, New York. It is now the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

Background imagePreservation Collection: Nydam Viking Ship

Nydam Viking Ship
The 007 Nydam ship, one of three vessels discovered in the 19th century, and dating from the late Iron Age. Preservation was aided by the ships peat bog deposit site

Background imagePreservation Collection: Tewkesbury fromTewkesbury Abbey UK

Tewkesbury fromTewkesbury Abbey UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imagePreservation Collection: Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District

Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District, South Moravian Region, Moravia, Czech Republic

Background imagePreservation Collection: Solar panel with sun

Solar panel with sun

Background imagePreservation Collection: Octopuses hung up to dry on washing lines, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Octopuses hung up to dry on washing lines, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imagePreservation Collection: Tree growing in heart-shape

Tree growing in heart-shape

Background imagePreservation Collection: Wind turbines on Bodmin Moor, near Bodmin, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Wind turbines on Bodmin Moor, near Bodmin, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePreservation Collection: The icebreabker Kapitan Khlebnikov cruising through broken pack ice Greenland Sea

The icebreabker Kapitan Khlebnikov cruising through broken pack ice Greenland Sea
The icebreabker Kapitan Khlebnikov cruising through Prince Christian sound, Greenland

Background imagePreservation Collection: Wetlands at sunrise, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

Wetlands at sunrise, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

Background imagePreservation Collection: Lotus flower [Nelumbo speciosum] in full bloom. Mantova / Mantua, Italy

Lotus flower [Nelumbo speciosum] in full bloom. Mantova / Mantua, Italy
Lotus flower [Nelumbo speciosum] in full bloom. Mantova/Mantua, Italy

Background imagePreservation Collection: Frances Densmore, US anthropologist

Frances Densmore, US anthropologist
Frances Densmore (left, 1867-1957), US ethnologist, using a phonograph (left) to record the voice and stories of Mountain Chief, a Native American from the Piegan tribe

Background imagePreservation Collection: Sphinx and Kefren (Chephren) pyramid, Giza, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sphinx and Kefren (Chephren) pyramid, Giza, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imagePreservation Collection: A 2nd World War bunker on the beach at Cley Norfolk UK

A 2nd World War bunker on the beach at Cley Norfolk UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imagePreservation Collection: Anfiteatro / Pompeii

Anfiteatro / Pompeii
The Anfitheatro at Pompeii, with the original seating still in situ

Background imagePreservation Collection: The Birtish Library in London UK

The Birtish Library in London UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imagePreservation Collection: A gas mask at the Muckleborough collection in Norfolk UK

A gas mask at the Muckleborough collection in Norfolk UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imagePreservation Collection: Zampa

Zampa
Serge Melesan

Background imagePreservation Collection: Waylans Hamburgers the Ku Ku sign on Route 66 in Miami Oklahoma

Waylans Hamburgers the Ku Ku sign on Route 66 in Miami Oklahoma Waylans Hamburgers the Ku Ku sign on Route 66 in Miami Oklahoma

Background imagePreservation Collection: Blarney Inn Motel sign in Shamrock Texas

Blarney Inn Motel sign in Shamrock Texas Blarney Inn Motel sign in Shamrock Texas

Background imagePreservation Collection: Great Wall of China at Badaling. First built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Great Wall of China at Badaling. First built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and restored in the 1980s Great Wall of China at Badaling

Background imagePreservation Collection: Maine, Bass Harbor, Acadia National Park, Blue Hill Bay

Maine, Bass Harbor, Acadia National Park, Blue Hill Bay
2030-308877-01

Background imagePreservation Collection: Florida, Miami, Everglades National Park, Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)

Florida, Miami, Everglades National Park, Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)

Background imagePreservation Collection: Colombia, Salento, Cocora Valley, Cocora National Park, Wax Palm Trees, Palma de Cera

Colombia, Salento, Cocora Valley, Cocora National Park, Wax Palm Trees, Palma de Cera

Background imagePreservation Collection: Portrait of a black wolf sitting in a snow covered field, YNP, USA

Portrait of a black wolf sitting in a snow covered field, YNP, USA
Portrait of a black wolf (Canis lupus) waiting in a snow covered field looking at camera; Yellowstone National Park, United States of America

Background imagePreservation Collection: Brown bear standing on rocks eating salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

Brown bear standing on rocks eating salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) standing upright and balancing on the rocks with a freshly caught salmon in mouth at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park; Alaska, United States of America

Background imagePreservation Collection: Close-up of a plains zebra looking at the camera through bushes, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Close-up of a plains zebra looking at the camera through bushes, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Close-up portrait of a plains zebra (Equus quagga - formerly Equus burchellii) eyeing the camera through the bushes in the Etosha National Park; Otavi, Oshikoto, Namibia

Background imagePreservation Collection: Southern giraffe standing in the long grass at dawn, Gabus Game Ranch, Otavi, Otjozondjupa, Namibia

Southern giraffe standing in the long grass at dawn, Gabus Game Ranch, Otavi, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
Portrait of southern giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) standing in the golden long grass in a clearing in the woodlands of the savanna at dawn in the Gabus Game Ranch; Otavi, Otjozondjupa

Background imagePreservation Collection: The Deltic Alycidon, D9009 (55 009), Class 55, purchased by the Deltic Preservation

The Deltic Alycidon, D9009 (55 009), Class 55, purchased by the Deltic Preservation Society, leaves ICI Wilton. Pictured at Nunthorpe on route to Grosmont, in the centre of two Class 37 engines

Background imagePreservation Collection: The library at Chartwell House. Inset in the bookcase is a model of the Mulberry

The library at Chartwell House. Inset in the bookcase is a model of the Mulberry Harbour at Port Arromanches as it was on D-Day plus 109 (September 23rd 1944)

Background imagePreservation Collection: The drawing room at Chartwell House. The portrait of Lady Churchill on the left of

The drawing room at Chartwell House. The portrait of Lady Churchill on the left of the fireplace was painted by Douglas Chandor in 1946

Background imagePreservation Collection: Sir Winston Churchills study in Chartwell House. Sir Winston loved this room

Sir Winston Churchills study in Chartwell House. Sir Winston loved this room and it is here that he did most of his writing

Background imagePreservation Collection: nepenthes pervillei, pitcher plant, green subject

nepenthes pervillei, pitcher plant, green subject
Nepenthes Pervillei Pitcher plant Green subject

Background imagePreservation Collection: CS_C08-3914

CS_C08-3914
Pastinaca sativa Kral Russian Parsnip Brown subject

Background imagePreservation Collection: Sesame (Sesamum indicum), dried seed pods ready for seed harvesting. Sichuan Province, China

Sesame (Sesamum indicum), dried seed pods ready for seed harvesting. Sichuan Province, China

Background imagePreservation Collection: POWERHOUSE MUSEUM DIGITISATION LAUNCH

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM DIGITISATION LAUNCH
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin (right) speaks to museum preservation team members during the launch of the Powerhouse Collection Digitisation Project at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Monday

Background imagePreservation Collection: USA, New Jersey. Upper Raritan River Basin, North Branch, Tewksbury Township, Oldwick

USA, New Jersey. Upper Raritan River Basin, North Branch, Tewksbury Township, Oldwick, Tewksbury Land Trust acquisition, meadow of Black-eyed Susan s

Background imagePreservation Collection: Part of a submerged Holocene forest, revealed after a winter storm from beneath the

Part of a submerged Holocene forest, revealed after a winter storm from beneath the sand at Hells Mouth (Porth Neigwl), Abersoch Wales, UK March 2014

Background imagePreservation Collection: Brown algae (Desmarestia anceps) from King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Brown algae (Desmarestia anceps) from King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Preserved specimen

Background imagePreservation Collection: Supporting steel frame JLP01_09_900211

Supporting steel frame JLP01_09_900211
Vintners Place, Upper Thames Street, Queenhithe, City of London. A view from below the south end of the facade of Thames House braced with a supporting steel frame during the construction of Vintners

Background imagePreservation Collection: Preserving a facade JLP01_10_34181

Preserving a facade JLP01_10_34181
LONDON METROPOLE HOTEL, EDGWARE ROAD, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. The interior of the facade of the former Westminster Arms public house

Background imagePreservation Collection: USA, Florida, White Springs, Restored Adams Country Store And Museum, White Springs

USA, Florida, White Springs, Restored Adams Country Store And Museum, White Springs Historic District, U.S. National Register Of Historic Places

Background imagePreservation Collection: Lakota Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota, USA MR

Lakota Indians in the Badlands of South Dakota, USA MR

Background imagePreservation Collection: Quebec City, Canada. The facade of a church awaiting desctruction in Quebec City Canada

Quebec City, Canada. The facade of a church awaiting desctruction in Quebec City Canada

Background imagePreservation Collection: Africa, Southern Africa, African, African, Botswana, Abu

Africa, Southern Africa, African, African, Botswana, Abu

Background imagePreservation Collection: Chiddingstone High Street

Chiddingstone High Street. One of the prettiest villages in Kent, and perhaps England, Chiddingstone is a beautiful example of a Tudor one-street village

Background imagePreservation Collection: The Saving of St Pauls Dome

The Saving of St Pauls Dome
St Pauls dome was becoming powdery and unstable in 1925 due to the weight of it. Specialist architects and surveyors were bought in to preserve the structure



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Preservation is the key to unlocking the secrets of our past and safeguarding our future, and is a testament to human ingenuity and dedication, as seen in the meticulous restoration of King Henry VIII's ship, the Mary Rose, in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. This magnificent vessel stands as a living relic of history, reminding us of our maritime heritage. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies another remarkable preservation project - the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier. This floating museum in New York City serves as a time capsule that allows visitors to step back into America's military past. Traveling further back in time, we encounter the Nydam Viking Ship. Discovered in Denmark's Nydam Bog, this ancient vessel has been painstakingly preserved for over 1, 500 years and offers invaluable insights into Viking culture and seafaring prowess. Closer to home, Tewkesbury Abbey in the United Kingdom stands tall as an architectural marvel from medieval times. Its preservation ensures that generations can admire its grandeur and appreciate its historical significance. Preservation extends beyond buildings; it encompasses cultural artifacts like bottles of wine arranged inside old cellars in Vrbice, Moravia. These carefully curated collections showcase winemaking traditions passed down through generations. In today's world where sustainability is paramount, preserving natural resources is crucial. Solar panels harnessing energy from sunlight symbolize our commitment to renewable power sources while reducing carbon emissions. The sight of octopuses hung up on washing lines may seem peculiar but represents age-old fishing practices still observed on Chania Island in Greece. Preserving these customs not only sustains local livelihoods but also safeguards traditional knowledge for future generations. Nature itself provides breathtaking preservation: a tree growing heart-shaped reminds us that even amidst chaos and destruction love can flourish if nurtured with care. As climate change threatens polar regions' delicate ecosystems like Greenland Sea's broken pack ice; preserving them becomes imperative for maintaining biodiversity balance.