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When we enter a museum and see the objects on display, we do not, in most cases, think about all the work behind each one. In most cases, this involves a lengthy and complex process of conservation and restoration carried out by specialists.
Conservation aims to restore the physical integrity of the objects, but also to enable their formal and decorative reading, without which it would often be impossible to understand their functionality.
Alongside historical and archaeological research, the Museum of Mértola has always worked in preventive and curative conservation and restoration, on a great variety of materials including ceramics, lithics, metals and alloys, glass, but also archaeological structures and other elements such as mosaics, stuccos, frescoes, among others.