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Conservation

Winterthur preserves the objects in its vast museum, library, estate, and gardens collections for the study and enjoyment of future generations. The Conservation Department, includes 25 conservators, scientists, conservation assistants, preventive conservation aides, lighting specialist, and documentation image specialist, and manages every aspect of collection care. Visit conservators in the laboratories at at conservation clinic.

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Laboratories

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Conservation Clinic
For the health and safety of visitors and staff, Conservation Clinics are…

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Scientific Research & Analysis Laboratory
The scientific analysis of objects is carried out to answer questions about an…

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Books & Library Material Conservation
This Conservation lab is responsible for the care of collections in Winterthur’s Library.…

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Conservation Videos

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Care in Handling General Session, Introduction
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 1, Objects
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 2, Textiles
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 3, Paper
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 4, Books
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 5, Paintings
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Care in Handling, Chapter 6, Furniture and Wooden Objects
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Care in Handling: Tall Case Clocks
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Caring for the Collections at Winterthur – A Paugussett Basket
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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Caring for the Collections at Winterthur – Paintings Conservation
Introduction: Care and precautions to take when working with museum artifacts

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