When it comes to preserving the palaces’ interiors and their objects, preventive conservation is a development of, what is still widely known in the world of heritage, as ‘good housekeeping’.
As the name suggests, our conservators' aim is to prevent any harm coming to the palaces’ objects by taking precautions against damage. These are widely known as the 'agents of decay' and commonly include:
• Direct physical forces
• Theft and vandalism
• Contaminants such as dust
• Radiation (light)
• Incorrect temperature
• Incorrect relative humidity
One might say a preventive conservator could be compared to a nutritionist, providing a balanced diet for a healthy lifestyle.
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