May 04, 2016
The museum’s conservation staff conserves, maintains, preserves, and researches the museum’s collection, adhering to national and international codes of ethics and care. Conservators have advanced training in art history, science, studio art and related fields with exceptional expertise in a specific area of specialization. A knowledge of conservation science and chemistry guides conservators in object preservation, with scientific analysis and research to help accurately identify deterioration and evaluate condition. Once an object is examined, conservators create a preservation plan, which may include repair and structural stabilization, storage recommendations to protect and support the object, and exhibition guidelines to protect and preserve the artifacts.
2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays
Learn more about the research and work behind-the-scenes with Anchorage Museum conservators. Ask questions while the conservator repairs and preserves cultural and historical objects. Included with admission.