Art Conservation and Restoration

Once you dig it up, someone's gotta look after it...

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July 3, 2020

Today’s agent is: Thieves and Vandals!

Most of the other agents of deterioration are based on things like natural elements, nature and the atmosphere, but this one is purely based on human interaction, theft and destruction of cultural heritage.

Security is something tha...

May 15, 2020

The Agents of deterioration are essentially what their title describes them to be: factors that contribute to the deterioration of a cultural heritage object. The Canadian Conservation Institute has created the ultimate resource for these, and it’s freely available on...

March 17, 2020

Alright guys, I’m back with another video on art conservation. It's been a while since I’ve done one of these, this is going to be exciting.

Today we’re talking about the principle of reversibility, and why this concept is so important when working in conservation and t...

November 8, 2018

Before the Industrial Revolution, history was just the continuation of the world. Restorations were taken for utilitarian and aesthetic reasons and pieces were fixed and maintained accordingly. If we look at restoration and conservation works in a modern sense, we can...

October 5, 2018

Why do we conserve some artworks instead of others? I was recently reading something for school that delved into this, and it got me thinking. So here's the first of a new series I'm calling Reading Rants! 

There is a chapter in Contemporary Theory of Con...

September 9, 2018

On September 2, 2018, the National Museum of Brazil was destroyed in a horrible fire. 200 years of scientific research, history and culture were lost. This monumental event was felt all over the world, and it reminded us how important it is to fund cultural institution...

April 20, 2018

Sustainability in Conservation (SiC) is an international organization aimed at promoting sustainability and ecological awareness in conservation of cultural heritage and related fields. The group was founded by students in 2016 to support environmental responsibility,...

February 23, 2018

A conservator is a person who works to preserve the physical state of our cultural heritage. In other words, we work with cultural objects, and buildings in order to save them from the ravages of time.

Conservators generally hold an advanced degree in the subject, speci...

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