Explainer: Object Conservation

NC Museum of History Object Conservator Jennifer French is responsible for stopping the natural process that will eventually overtake everything—decay. In order to stabilize the variety of textiles, metals, plastics, and natural materials the historical artifacts are made of, she has to consider cost, safety, reliability and aesthetics simultaneously. A good background in chemistry is essential to her job.



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