ΜΠΕΝΑΚΗ
CONSERVATION
Benaki Museum
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HOMEPAGE
The Conservation Department of the Benaki Museum has been in operation since 1974 and consists of seven different workshops:
Icons, Oil Paintings and Wood Carvings
Historical Archives
Ceramics
Metal, Glass and Bone
Textiles
Photography
Paper


The main task of this department is to use the technical means available to examine, conserve and restore works from the Museum’s collections and to prevent further damage by ensuring the appropriate environmental conditions for their exhibition and storage.

All the interventions made during conservation aim to present the works in a consistent manner, aesthetically acceptable and in accordance with the intentions of the artist, given the passage of time, the possible adverse conditions under which they were kept and other non-reversible factors.

One of the most significant fields of the Department’s activity is to examine works in terms of their structure, materials, and state of preservation with the help of special photographic x-ray methods, microscopic observation and physical and chemical analyses.

Responsibilities
Presentation of projects
European programmes
Rendering services to third parties
Collaborations
Communication