The Preventive Conservation team’s aim is to preserve all works of art by controlling the environment in which they are displayed, stored and transported. This includes maintaining appropriate temperature and humidity levels despite outside fluctuations, managing light exposure, controlling pests and protecting works from other forms of physical damage.
Preventive conservation comes in at all stages. It includes implementing stringent procedures for storage and exhibition. It includes environmental monitoring and stabilisation. It includes disaster preparedness for the collection. And it includes sharing knowledge with and assisting regional and other galleries when works from the collection are on loan.