Art and Science of Conservation:
A conservator tries to slow down the chemical and physical deterioration process in order to preserve the artifacts historical and informational value.
In addition to handcraft and artistic skills, love and respect for art and its detail should be some of a conservator’s important assets.
In order to preserve the original substance, appropriate methods and reversible materials are required.
The conservator selects a treatment ranging from preventive conservation, conservation or restoration.
A documentation both written and photographic that also includes preservation guidelines completes the conservator’s work.
The documentation helps to understand the history, treatment and condition of the artifact. It also helps discover any new damages quickly and is useful for future decisions regarding the object.