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Restoration and Conservation
Our team of a dozen restorers and conservators plays a vital role at the National Gallery of Canada.
Every year in the Restoration and Conservation Laboratory, they take in nearly 2,000 works of various media ranging from paintings and sculptures to frames, decorative art and much more. These works are preserved for the benefit of present and future generations, and, wherever possible, restored to their original state.
Learn more about the team's exciting craft on this page, and follow the rhythm of the artworks that pass through the doors of their lab.