Maintenance of art and artifact collections is just as important as having items conserved. The maintenance of these pieces is what keeps them in proper condition for future generations.
What does art conservation look like?
Once treatment is completed, recommendations are made for methods to maintain proper condition control throughout the future. Examples of conservation maintenance may include:
Regular cleaning every X years
New wax coating every X years
Specific storage requirements for crating, humidity, etc
Special display instructions for mount, lighting, etc
All of these factors contribute to how stable the object will remain throughout the future. Without a proper maintenance schedule and plan, your piece or collection could return back to the original state it was in prior to treatment. Appropriate maintenance is just as important as the treatment itself.