Conservation Laboratory – Unlocking the Secrets of Artefact Conservation
Exhibition Period: From 26 June 2020 (Friday) to 17 February 2021 (Wednesday)
In 2019, the Hong Kong Science Museum presented "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Unlocking the Secrets – The Science of Conservation at The Palace Museum", which revealed how traditional Chinese craft techniques can be combined with advanced technology to restore artefacts to their original state. Though the exhibition has ended, the museum has kept a part of the exhibition, the "Conservation Laboratory", open for display. In the laboratory are various kinds of interactive exhibits and models. They show visitors how advanced analytical techniques are applied in artefact conservation and all kinds of knowledge related to conservation science, such as how light, temperature and pests affect artefacts. By operating the interactive exhibits of the lab, visitors can play the part of a conservator, performing defect examinations and experiencing the restoration process, thus developing an in-depth understanding of the scientific principles and technology behind artefact conservation.
Venue: G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Admission Fee: No extra fee is required for museum visitors of Permanent Exhibitions
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