Conservation

Conservator restoring a ceramic vase

Conservation

Our commitment

We are delighted to share some of the Conservation Department’s collaborations, projects and programs. As conservators, we have responsibilities for the care and safeguarding of world culture collections housed at the museum. We inform on preservation methods, conduct material analysis and research, implement collection item treatments for in-house exhibits and travelling loans, and provide conservation training. We have many opportunities to collaborate across the museum’s departments, with University faculty, students, researchers, with Native community members and other stakeholders. Our work together contributes to new information and culturally responsive preservation and understanding of cultural heritage items and their histories.

A Closer Look

Conservator Judy Jungels offers a closer look at the fibers of a Spanish Colonial horse trapping

A closer look