The IMA's conservation staff conserves, maintains, preserves, and researches the Museum’s collection, adhering to national and international codes of ethics and care. Conservators and conservation scientists are professionals with advanced training in art history, science, studio art, and related fields with exceptional expertise in their area of specialization.

Conservation at the IMA

The IMA's conservation practices and facilities.

Objects & Variable Art

Conservation of three dimensional objects and variable art.


Conservation of paintings in the Museum's collection.


Conservation of works on paper within the collection.


Conservation of fiber and fabric works at the IMA.

Conserving LOVE

Learn more about how we are preserving LOVE for generations to come.