Scope of the Conservation Lab
The Numismatics Museum Conservation Lab deals with the conservation of
coins, medals, lead bullae, lead tokens, weights, talents, obeloi and
The main task of the Lab is the conservation of the Museum
collections. Furthermore, other particular cases of artifact
conservation from various Ephorates of the Greek Archaeological
Service are taken care of.
Casts of coins or other objects from the Museum collections are often
made to be sent to scholars or other Museums.
The staff takes care to ensure the appropriate environmental
conditions and materials both in the storage and exhibition areas and
to assist in the improvement and modernisation of the methodology
applied in the Lab.
The activities of the Lab staff include the training of students as
part of their practice education as well as the briefing of colleagues
during educational leaves.