How Notre Dame and Rijksmuseum boosted public engagement with restoration and conservation

Still from Operation Night Watch livestream 23 July, Rijksmuseum, YouTube.

Modern conservation and restoration practices are underpinned by cutting edge technologies. An increasing number of cultural institutions are also leveraging the latest audio-visual and social media innovations to boost engagement with the processes safeguarding priceless artworks and artefacts.

In a sector ever-hungry to reach new audiences, 2019 has seen Notre Dame’s recovery from fire damage stimulate global debate over the role of restoration and the Rijksmuseum turn conservation into a must-watch event.

Read an excellent piece on both cases at Museums+Heritage Advisor.