Conservation is the action taken to prevent or remedy the
damage and deterioration to items of cultural significance.
The aim is to ensure the long-term preservation of works of art in
a condition that respects the historical integrity and original
There are seven conservators at the Auckland Art Gallery
who specialise in the conservation of paintings, works of
art on paper or objects. They are members of the
Conservators of Cultural Material and abide by the NZCCM code
As well as their responsibilities for the Gallery collection and
exhibitions, the conservators offer a conservation service to the
public on a user-pays basis.