Author(s): Burak BOYRAZ, A. Sultan KARAOĞLU

Conservation and restoration methods aimed at moveable objects are frequently discussed in the West, and new suggestions are offered along with case studies. While these new suggestions involve the structural integrity and historical background of the object, it is also seen that the equipment and work environments employed in the application phases are placed under focus. Today, these work environments referring to workshops and laboratories are more conspicuous compared to the past. However, in Turkey, our quantitative knowledge on conservation / restoration environments that focus on moveable collection objects, and especially works of art, is relatively little. This article presents the results of a study aimed at restoration workshops serving within the body of museums in Turkey. In the first chapter of the article, which was produced from a qualification in proficiency in art thesis completed by the authors in 2017, the museums of Turkey were approached from the angle of their administrative organisations. Following this chapter that presents quantitative data accompanied by chart-based tables are data describing our existing restoration workshops. In the summary a general evaluation was conducted, the data at hand were interpreted, and suggestions on the subject were offered.


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