conservation & restoration
Remedial conservation involves treatments to stabilise objects that are suffering from damage which, if left untreated, could lead to further deterioration or loss. Remedial conservation is generally a last resort, when preventive methods to reduce decay are no longer effective.
Restoring aspects of the original object, whether its function, structure, appearance or significance, can be an integral and valid part of a conservation treatment.
For case studies of the conservation of specific objects, head to Alison's profile on Icon's Conservation Register here.