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An Art UK survey revealed that 60% of collection managers would welcome additional information resources, including advice about conservation issues.

This information is intended primarily for non-professional curators and collection managers and those given responsibility for paintings and sculptures in non-museum institutions, who would like some basic, practical advice on how to care for artworks.

Professional curators and those with more experience are advised to go directly to the information pages put together by the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

Although this information is primarily concerned with oil paintings and sculptures, many of the principles apply equally to other media and objects.