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The primary responsibility of the conservation division is to preserve and study works of art in the Gallery’s collection. The division houses specialized departments for the treatment and care of paintingsworks on paperobjectsphotographstextiles, and frames. Departments that support the mission of the entire division are preventive conservationscientific research, analytical imaging, and administration.

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Watch video or listen to audio from conservation projects and programs.

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Committed to preserving and protecting the works of art held in trust for the American people, the Gallery’s conservators and scientists are at the forefront in developing highly specialized methods of treatment and in using advanced technology to analyze works or art and explore how they were made.

Learn more about how to support their efforts.

Contact Information

Conservation Division
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
[email protected]