The Conservation Department of the Art Museum of Estonia was established in 1975. It unites conservators of paintings, works of art on paper, picture frames, contemporary art, sculptures and polychrome wood. Their task is to look after the art museum’s works of art, which are made from a variety of materials in various techniques, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The primary objective of the department is to ensure that all of the items in the museum’s collection are well preserved and can be displayed publicly. The responsibilities of the conservators include practical conservation, restoration work and related research, the documentation of the state of the works of art, and the preservation, transportation and exposition conditions of works of art jointly with curators and collection keepers.
The Art Museum of Estonia does not accept conservation work commissions.