Conservation and Restoration

Combining knowledge and skill

The conservator combines academic knowledge and technical skill to preserve our cultural heritage. The challenge is to find practical solutions for complex issues while respecting conservation ethics. Material, technique, condition, meaning and context differ for each case, ranging from, for instance, Rodin’s bronze Thinker and wooden furniture in the Royal Palace to Mark Rothko’s abstract paintings.


Prof. dr. Ella Hendriks:

"A career in conservation

means a lifelong journey of discovery and learning."