PŪ MANAAKI KAHURANGI
NEW ZEALAND CONSERVATORS OF CULTURAL MATERIALs
What is Conservation of Cultural Property?
A conservator of artistic and cultural heritage is responsible for the preservation of cultural heritage including artistic and cultural artifacts, buildings and sites. Conservation professionals possess the expertise to preserve the object in a way that protects the tangible and intangible integrity of the object or site including its historical significance, context and aesthetic or visual aspects.
This kind of preservation is done by analyzing and assessing the condition of cultural property, understanding processes and evidence of deterioration, planning collections care or site management strategies that prevent damage, carrying out conservation treatments, and conducting research. .