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"Conservation" shall mean the profession devoted to the preservation of cultural property for the future.
"Maintenance" shall mean a minimally invasive, routine and regularly scheduled activity that may involve the removal of superficial dirt or debris build-up on the surface of the artwork or the cleaning and repair of non-art support material such as a pedestal or plaque.
"Preservation" shall mean the protection of cultural property through activities that minimize chemical and physical deterioration and damage, and that prevent loss of informational content. The primary goal of preservation is to prolong the existence of cultural property, and should be undertaken or overseen by a professional conservator.
"Restoration" shall mean a treatment procedure intended to return cultural property to a known or assumed state, often through the addition of non-original material.
Reference updated; Ord. 63-20, Eff. 5/25/2020.