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Commercial Services

Phil Parkes working at Castell Coch

Cardiff Archaeology and Conservation offer a range of commercial services. We have an established conservation practice providing professional artefact conservation and collections care advice for clients throughout the UK and beyond.

With access to a wide range of analytical equipment including a scanning electron microscope with an environmental chamber and EDX-WDX facilities, FTIR and XRD we are able to offer analysis of materials.

Our archaeological illustrators can provide artefact illustrations, section, plans, maps, as well as typesetting services, pamphlet and book design, poster design and general graphic design services. Large format poster printing and scanning is also available. The service is managed by Ian Dennis (contact details below)

Please follow the links for more information about the commercial services we offer.

Cardiff Conservation Services

Close co-operation with Cadw has meant that material from Guardianship and Rescue excavations in Wales has been conserved in the Cardiff laboratories for over 20 years. During the 1990's, with the increase in developer-funded work, Cardiff Conservation Services was formed to offer a commercial conservation service. The service is managed by Phil Parkes (contact details below), an Accredited Member of Icon the Institute of Conservation. We provide conservation of a wide range of materials from archaeological small finds through to 20th century social history collections.

The services offered include conservation input to archaeological briefs, on-site lifting and conservation, object treatments, condition surveys, environmental monitoring and specialist analysis using a range of analytical equipment.

We have worked for a wide range of clients including; national organisations such as Cadw, Historic Scotland and English Heritage; local authorities; archaeological units; museums; churches, architects practices and private individuals.


Mr Phil Parkes

Position:Senior Conservator
Mr Phil Parkes
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75628Extension: 75628

Mr Ian Dennis

Position:Archaeological Illustrator
Ian Dennis
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 70065Extension: 70065