Behind the scenes
Conservation – Restoration
The core function of the department is conservation. This entails providing collection care and implementing optimal measures around artwork display, storage and transport, all to ensure object longevity for future generations. Combining advanced scientific analysis with expert knowledge of materials and techniques, the conservators investigate production techniques, change processes and assess the condition of the artworks. This, in turn, leads to the development of suitable treatment strategies.
Furthermore, for exhibitions, artworks are restored. The objective here, is to improve their overall appearance for display.