Citizen Services Museums
Museums conserve cultural assets in order to guarantee that they are passed on to future generations. This function is essential and justifies on its own the existence of the museums.
The scientific analysis methods currently available in the area of conservation allow use to obtain a series of data on the nature, technical make-up and degradation of the materials, and their causes, and, based on these analyses, we are able to select the perfect treatment in each action.
The variety of situations that arise from these studies show how difficult it is to establish common conservation conditions for all assets.
Conservation is carried out in two areas: preventive conservation and restoration.
A basic premise is the importance of proper preventive maintenance, since it is an ongoing, integral action that affects all cultural assets as a whole.
The technical departments of conservation at the national museums managed by the General Department of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets and Archives and Libraries have the following duties: