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  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.




Last revision date: 18 October 2012