We perform conservation activities and studies of collections to keep and display them in a stable condition for a long time.
Art works are made of various materials and these materials can be damaged by natural deterioration or intentional breakage. It is the museum’s responsibility to work on the prevention of its collections' possible damages once it owns them until the collections are discarded.
Conservation means all the actions taken to boost a certain art work's life and increase its historical and aesthetic value. conservation starts from the recognition of the collection’s historical and current value. It also includes every possible consideration such as when they were manufactured, their history, the intellectual and emotional experiences of modern viewers on the collections. At the same time, the museum determines on how to preserve the collections based on its research on the collections’ materials and manufacturing techniques.
Experts in different fields are working on the conservation of its collections-gold and silver artifacts, Korean traditional paintings, and modern art-and analyzing their materials and environments.
Samsung museum, Leeum has assorted collections in various kinds which are beyond time and space-from ancient remains of bronze age to modern installation art. In Leeum’s conservation laboratory, experts in different fields are working on the conservation of its collections-gold and silver artifacts, Korean traditional paintings, and modern art-and analyzing their materials and environments.