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The Artifacts Collection

Conservation of Artifacts in the Artifacts Collection

Artifacts that have been donated to the Yad Vashem Collection are examined to determine their condition and then treated in the conservation laboratory. Objects made from organic decomposable materials undergo special fumigation to eliminate infestations. Conservation is undertaken to stop the process of disintegration of the artifacts while avoiding restoring the artifact or repairing broken parts, as the broken or worn condition of the artifact is often an integral part of the story behind it.