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Icon Museum PreservationMuseum preservation

"Museum preservation", as opposed to restoration, means that an object is preserved in its current form. All measures are aimed towards preserving the piece authentically and passing it on to the next generation in an unadulterated condition. This basic principle is also firmly rooted in the 1964 Venice Charter, and is the central, internationally recognised guiding principle of historical preservation. In line with this principle, reconstructions and visual alterations are not even considered. Our specific experience and international recognition in this discipline means that there is always more work for us to do.

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