To save or not to save? This is often the question asked after a piece of artwork has been badly damaged. The answer may not be clearly apparent to the owner or claims handler. A damaged item that may appear” hopeless” to the untrained eye may actually be an excellent candidate for conservation. While other items that do not “look that bad” do not justify conservation efforts.   

Let’s take a closer look for direction on when it is or isn’t worth conserving an art object.

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