Operating from 13 purpose equipped conservation
laboratories, the Conservation Office devises, implements
and evaluates conservation programmes for museum artifacts
and heritage objects. The Office also provides technical
assistance and advice on the preservation requirements of
collection items and loan exhibits of the Department.
The types of collection materials being cared for by the
Conservation Office vary greatly in nature. They
include paintings, paper artifacts, textiles, metals, ceramics,
ethnographic objects, wooden artifacts to archaeological finds.
Meanwhile, the Conservation Office provides the
necessary conservation support for thematic exhibitions and
the management of some 200,000 collection items pertaining
to the public museums and Art Promotion Office, and assists
in the preservation of some 800,000 repository items of the
Antiquities and Monuments Office. The work of the Office
is to preserve these items as best they can for future generations
to study and enjoy, and to present them as honestly as possible.