Dalley Froggatt Heritage Conservation Services Dalley Froggatt Heritage Conservation Services    


Mission Statement

DFHCS provides expert conservation and high quality products that assist in the preservation, display and accessibility of heritage, private and archival collections.

Jane Dalley

... began her career as a summer student at the Royal Ontario Museum in 1973, then travelled to England to study conservation at the National Maritime Museum, and bookbinding at the London College of Printing and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Following her return to Canada, Jane worked privately in Montreal for 5 years then spent 12 years as Chief Conservator for the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.

During her 30+ years in conservation, she has completed many conservation surveys and site visit reports. She authored The Conservation Assessment Guide for Archives, published by the Canadian Council of Archives in 1995. She has been involved in archival construction/renovation projects of various sizes over the past twenty years, including the construction of the 1996 Hudson's Bay Company Archives vault project.

Jane now works as a conservation consultant for institutions locally, nationally and internationally. She accepts a wide range of conservation projects including treatments, publications, planning documents and training for museums and archives. She also writes and presents workshops on collection care, exhibition, acquisition, disaster management, preventive conservation, integrated pest management and conservation planning.

Bradley Froggatt

... graduated from the Arts Conservation program at Sir Sanford Fleming College in 1992, specializing in ethnographic, natural science and military collections conservation. Following graduation he joined the Manitoba Heritage Conservation Service, first as a conservator then as Coordinator, assisting the three partner institutions in delivering advice, training, consultation, and artifact treatment programs to 250 eligible community museums in Manitoba.

In 1995 he joined the Conservation Lab of the Manitoba Museum and in 2000, became the Conservator and Collections Manager for the Hudson's Bay Company Collection entrusted to the Museum. He assisted in the relocation of the HBC artifacts to the Manitoba Museum, and in the planning and installation of the HBC Gallery and storage areas. As Ship's Husband, he was responsible for the conservation and ongoing maintenance of the Nonsuch, a replica 17th century trade ship. From 2002 – 2003, Brad was conservator/collections manager for the RCMP Centennial Museum in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Both Canadian and British trained, Brad has completed internships in Parks Canada Historic Resources Conservation, Quebec City; Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK; Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, UK; the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; and the Natural History Museum, London, UK.