A Race Against Time

The Nature of Conservation: A Race Against Time

Philip Ward


80 pages

PDF file size: 19.7 MB


This classic work explains the place of conservation and restoration in museums. Topics include conservation and restoration, the role of science in conservation, and the ethical dilemmas conservators must face. Long out of print, this publication is now being published online by the Getty Conservation Institute.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Nature of Conservation
  • The Primary Activities of the Conservator
  • The Role of Science in Conservation
  • The Training of Conservators
  • Conservation Services
  • The Conservator as Museologist
  • The Future
  • Notes

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