Some of the more than 37,000 objects in our collection are in need of conservation and preservation to make them ready for exhibits. We hope you will consider becoming a Preservation Partner to help underwrite the cost of the program.
Table or Candlestand by Charlie Robbins
Portrait of Garland A. Gerran
Why is Conservation Beneficial?
Helps with long-term preservation of artifacts through restoration or stabilization
Slows down deterioration so that artifacts can be exhibited and enjoyed for years to come
Often necessary to correct damage from use, age, or old repairs
Why Does Conservation Cost so Much?
Conservation is handled by a trained professional, usually specialized in a certain type of artifact
Needs special tools and materials
Requires careful photographic documentation of all steps