Preserving the Past
Conservation is one of the most important aspects within a museum. It enables artifacts to be preserved over time, allowing future generations to continue enjoying them.
A restorer’s task is to study the objects, understand their problems and find the best solution for them. Materials used are perishable and tend to deteriorate over time; the restorer’s job is not to stop the natural deterioration of the material, but to slow it down. Hence, new methods and technologies are always tested and experimented.
A restorer intervenes in the least invasive way possible, using materials that are clearly recognizable as well as reversible. It must be kept in mind that restoration aims to conserve, not alter or transform and most importantly to maintain and never to recreate.