Restoration and Conservation
Our team of conservators and conservation technicians plays a vital role at the National Gallery of Canada.
Each year in the Restoration and Conservation Laboratory, our team examines nearly 2,000 items in various media, ranging from paintings and sculptures to frames, decorative art and much more.
This essential work ensures that objects are preserved for the benefit of present and future generations. Some objects are explored in greater depth, researched and restored to allow them to be clearly understood, and returned to an apparence close to their original state.
Learn more about some of the team’s exciting projects on this page, and follow a few of the objects that are keeping them busy in the lab.