Documenting the collections
The heritage team is working to record and document our collection to help us preserve and interpret this unique heritage resource.
While the iconic objects and papers of individuals such as Michael Faraday are well known, a large proportion of the Ri collections has been accumulated through work at the Institution over the centuries. With the help of our small but dedicated team of volunteers we are currently working to record and document this backlog to help us preserve and interpret this unique heritage resource.
This is a large scale project and it will take several years to complete a catalogue of the full collection.
We are continuously working to preserve our historic collections. You can find out more about recent projects on our Conservation page.