A Look at Artifact Conservation

A Look at Artifact Conservation

Conservator installing new art in Tribute Art case. (Photo: Jin Lee)

The conservation of artifacts is a primary focus for 9/11 Memorial Museum staff. Chief Curator Jan Ramirez describes the methods used as “preventative conservation” to WABC. A story this week took a look at a variety of objects, each with unique conservation challenges. 

Not long after the Museum opened in May 2014, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times featured stories on the conserving of several sacred artifacts. 

"The protection of the artifacts is so important because we want them to be around a hundred years from now to tell this very important part of American history," says Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President.

By Anthony Guido, 9/11 Memorial Director of Communications