Our approach

Preventive conservation is defined as “all measures and actions aimed at avoiding and minimizing future deterioration or loss. They are carried out within the context or on the surroundings of an item, but more often a group of items, whatever their age and condition. These measures and actions are indirect – they do not interfere with the materials and structures of the items. They do not modify their appearance.”.(ICOM-CC).

For over 40 years, ICCROM has led the way in the field of preventive conservation, developing and sharing tools that respond to its hows and whys.

To learn more about the recent resources and activities of the Preventive Conservation section, please see these links:


Preventive Conservation