The condition of the collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum is taken care of by a paintings conservator, a paper conservator and a conservator of modern art and sculpture. The permanent staff is regularly reinforced by conservators specialized in different disciplines like metal, photography, stone, textile, ceramics, frames and polychrome sculpture work on the collection. The museum has two conservation labs and a photo studio where the artworks are surveyed and preventive and active conservation treatments are carried out. This is generally done for exhibitions, loans and the general care artworks need. Material and technical research is conducted to analyze possible material failure, the artist’s technique and the art making process of objects from the collection. The Kröller-Müller Museum plays an active role in sharing knowledge and takes part in several national and international research projects in the field of conservation.
A view of the paintings conservation lab (Photo: Luuk van der Loeff/KMM)