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Introduction

Discovering the ‘research to restoration’ process for contemporary art conservation.

The ‘research to restoration’ process, although in detail may vary depending on the artwork or material in question, can be described it in general terms.  The R2R process is a combination of scientific and historical research. An overview of this process which could be useful in designing your own research projects can be found in the following PDF: 
R2R process for contemporary art conservation research

It is customary for conservation scientists to publish results during and/or after a ‘research to restoration’ project. Much of the information you will find on the R2R webpages is based on these three articles: