In contrast to that, we also visited the conservation rooms. In these rooms paintings are mended and paper pieces are cleaned while smaller art works are put into climate controlled frames. The amount of time and effort that goes into the saving and regeneration of these works was amazing and I have nothing but respect for the people who have dedicated their lives to saving art.
I left the store with similar thoughts to those I had after the curator talks earlier in the week: what is the point of saving artwork if they don't get used/enjoyed. And also an extra thought...if an artwork is saved, rejuvenated and retouched by a conservationist...at what point (if any) does that work stop being that of the original artist and become the work of the conservationist?