Conservation Lab

Many artifacts at the American Museum of Natural History will spend time in the Conservation Lab, the Museum's hospital for artifacts! This is where artifacts are examined, treated, repaired, and stabilized to make sure that future generations of people can study and enjoy them. Conservators study the materials the artifacts are made of, as well as how the artifacts were made, and then figure out how to preserve them.

Image credits: main image, courtesy of AMNH.