Degradation in working historical objects, most of which are military vehicles.
Degradation in working historical objects which are only occasionally used, and the difference between wear and degradation between uses.
About Matthew Hancock
Matthew’s interest in engineering, particularly the conservation of historic engines and boats, stems from his grandfather who worked as an engineer for British Power Boats. Outside of work, Matthew regularly restores and races classic yachts as he enjoys the challenge of improving performance but keeping within the ethics of conservation, restoration and the class rules.
He is currently combining his research with conservation work for museums, which mostly involves military vehicles. He has also worked on clocks, cameras and transport objects. Before working as a conservation engineer, Matthew worked in photography and digital imaging which led to another of his interests in materials for printing methods.