|It aims at prolonging the existence of cultural
property by deliberate alteration of its chemical and/or physical
aspects. Treatment may consist of stabilization and/or restoration.
Intends to maintain the integrity of cultural property
and to minimize deterioration.
Intends to return cultural property to a known or assumed
state, often through the addition of non-original materials.
All treatments are made reversible as far as possible so
that they can be removed or undone if necessary, and are designed
to be visible with careful examination. In this way, repairs
can be detectable and there is no attempt to present a damaged
object as perfect.