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  1. David Lee Colglazier
    June 5, 2012

    Conservators have an art history background, but have more emphasis upon the science and chemistry of the materials of artifacts as part of their training. They make recommendations about restoration treatments and often carry out the treatment. They also make recommendations for the storage, display and travel environments for the artifacts. They may do scientific analysis of artifacts to aid in their attribution and identification.

    The relationship between the curator and the conservator varies with the institution where they both work, More often than not they have equal status with curators. Some conservators work in private practices where they offer their services to the public and institutions.

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