Collecting, preserving and storing

The collection, preservation and storing of architectural models plays a vital role in sharing the story of architecture and design with a wider audience.

There are very different kinds of collections from historic teaching collections to contemporary schools of architecture recording their students’ work, to museums and professional associations tracing the history of architectural production, and private collectors with a personal passion for architectural models.

Keeping architectural models safe to be enjoyed and understood by future generations provides an important thread through history, showing decades of thinking and making. Hearing from expert conservation teams that repair and restore models to the institutions that collect, store and display them, we explore this most important aspect in the life of architectural models. 

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