Scientific Research

The Department of Scientific Research is responsible for investigating the material aspects of works of art in the Museum's collection. Scientists in the department cooperate with conservators and curators in studying, preserving, and conserving the works in the Museum's collection, and also pursue innovative research in analytical techniques, preventive conservation, and treatment methodologies.


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