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The restorer: key player in preventive conservation

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In this article the author presents and clarifies the concepts of preservation, preventive conservation, curative conservation and restoration. She then sets out her personal view as a practitioner of conservation/restoration about the scope for and value of integrating restorers into preventive conservation projects in French museums. Eleonore Kissel is a conservator-restorer of graphic documents and a consultant in preventive conservation. She holds a Master’s degree in the sciences and techniques of conserving and restoring cultural property and a Higher Specialized Studies Diploma (DESS) in preventive conservation from the University of Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is a specialist in preventive conservation work which she carries out mostly in archives and museums in France and Canada.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Specialist in preventive conservation work

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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