Kulturvårdscentrum was a project that had great significance for local folklore societies in Bohuslän. Bohusläns museum was i charge of the project that lasted from 1987 until about 2001 when most of the original staff have retired. The staff was mainly recruited from a large shipyard, Uddevallavarvet, at it's closure due to recession. Financing was largely made by the government to help out those unemployed who otherwise should have a hard time finding a new job. At start there was about 25 employees who where trained for one year by staff from Swedish museums, conservation studios, and teachers the university. The education was aimed at serving local folklore societies, and dealing with their special problems. During the years of full activity at Kulturvårdscentrum, the staff worked with about 30 folklore societies, and probably 50 000 objects. There was a total input of of efforts, care of the folklore collections and photo material, cataloging och objects, preventive measures in buildings and exhibitions, educating people from the society’s, and often giving a hand with cleaning the buildings, making of shelving etc. This paper i mainly a documentation of the project, with som issues on the long term effect of it's activity, especially related to conservation but also related to competition for jobs.