Top 5 Conservation Tools for Analysis & Investigation

Preparing an object for conservation requires extensive analysis to ensure the correct techniques and applications are used to get the best results. To help you do this, Willard offer the best in Analysis and Investigation Tools for Conservation; take a look at just a few examples from our range.

If you are looking for something we don’t have, please do contact us as we regularly design and make custom tools and equipment for conservators.

Sub-illuminated suction table

Sub-illuminated suction table

The evenly illuminated work surface of this NEW table combines the benefits of a light box with a suction table thus allowing conservators to spot tears and variations in the density of an object, making it easier to prepare and apply reinforcements and repairs with great precision. This is of particular importance when dealing with paper, parchment and translucent textiles. Illumination can also facilitate leaf casting, helping to define the missing areas and check on the deposition of infill fibres.

Find out more about the sub-illuminated suction table here.

Reskolux UV 365 LED Set

Reskolux UV 365 LED Set
Image showing under UV investigation

Image showing under UV investigation


The pocket-size Reskolux UV 365, is an innovative test and analysis instrument for surface fluorescence investigation of objects and materials undergoing conservation & restoration. This UV light is the perfect partner for on the go appraisal and valuation purposes and is the ideal UV light for painting conservation needs.

Find out more and buy here.

UV Safety Glasses

UV safety glasses