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Lesson 3 : Taking Care of Art / Part 2: Caretakers



Conservation

When conservators are called in to save or protect an artwork, they begin by thoroughly assessing its condition before they make any recommendations.

Sometimes they recommend restoring the artwork. For example they might propose ways to repair broken parts, fill in missing paint, or replace lost sections.

Sometimes they find ongoing damage and recommend how to stop it or recommend how people can prevent future damage to an artwork.


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