Care, management, as well as prevention against wane, loss or damage are paramount to National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). The technique of caring and preserving objects in the museum is basically preventive conservation to ensure longer lifespan. This method involves housekeeping and daily inspection of objects in the store and galleries to detect infection and deterioration. The study, therefore, examined types, functions and methods of conserving wooden objects, with a view to determining effects of conservation in Oron National Museum. The study observed more than 3,000 collections in the store, galleries and courtyard of which about 80% of the collections as wooden objects. It also takes cognisance of wooden objects in the museum as national treasure from ancient times as significant to the knowledge of tourists, researchers and coming generations. The study gives an overview of activities in Oron Museum, and highlights challenges faced by the museum. It concluded by imploring National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) to come to the aid of Oron museum by providing conservation laboratory, modern equipment and other facilities to ameliorate level of conservation.
Key Words: Preventive conservation, Wooden objects, Cultural heritage, National museums Oron