Two conservators work in the lab.


Our conservators play a vital role in caring for our more than 60,000 objects from turbo jets to leather jackets.

As trained professionals, they use their specialized knowledge and skills in the arts, science, and other fields of study to stabilize artifacts and, if needed, reintegrate the appearance of deteriorated objects. Our conservators also monitor and help maintain the most stable environment for our artifacts, provide guidelines for objects on display and on loan, and assist with large artifact restoration projects. They strive to honor the history and integrity of technological achievements and perform scientific research to understand the composition of cultural materials, and to evaluate the success of treatments.

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