“Restoration” versus “conservation” (continued)

With an increasing emphasis on the preservation of original artistic materials, “conservation” is now used to describe a less invasive approach to repairing and cleaning works of art. Controlling climate and lighting to slow deterioration is recognized as an important part of conservation. For structural and aesthetic treatments, conservators strive to understand and preserve the artist’s intent, using stable materials. While these conservation ideals dictate their treatment strategy, conservators do incorporate some restoration procedures to improve the appearance of works of art.
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