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Art objects -- Conservation and restoration

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Connecting to Collections

In a recent report on the state of America's collections, The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) noted that over 190 million objects need conservation treatment and 65 percent of collecting institutions have damaged collections due to improper storage. In order to raise public awareness and inspire action, the IMLS has created the "Connection to Collections" website. On the site,...
Making the Invisible Visible: Conservation and Islamic Art

This small exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrates the process of conserving ancient artifacts with 21st century technology. Also showcased are interesting discoveries that came to light as the Museum's curatorial staff prepared materials for reopening the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. For example, an 8-minute...
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Conservation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents this online mini-tutorial on the conservation of fine arts objects, complete with definitions, and plenty of examples. The site starts with differentiating preventative conservation measures - everything that can be done to slow the deterioration of a work. The Projects section contains examples of these conservation techniques. Within this section, the...