If your objects are taonga Māoritaonga Māori Māori treasures, consult with an iwiiwi tribal representative for advice on how to properly care for and display them.
Preservation of wet wood
Timber which has been submerged or found in a wet environment requires special treatment. The following presentation explores first aid response and the preservation of wet wood, through the rescue recovery of timbers from the HMS Buffalo shipwreck off the coast of Whitianga, Coromandel.
University of Auckland has a purpose build conservation laboratory for wet organic archaeological material.