Conservation theory is pervaded by the notions of reversibility, neutrality and objectivity. This poster re-examines the terms, questioning their usefulness and attainability in modern conservation practice. The aim is to increase awareness and understanding about their implications and to encourage conservators to think beyond individual terms when making treatment decisions as well as in their interactions with others.
Photos taken with kind permission from Magdalen College, Oxford.
Primary audience: Conservation professionals. Secondary audience: Museum professionals. Context: International or national academic conference.