Conserve, restore


The Musée d'Orsay has an active restoration policy, which enables it to improve the conservation, knowledge and presentation of the works in the collection, in all art forms.

The Museum organizes several types of project: preventative conservation, routine and in-depth restorations, protection of the paint surface and restoration of old frames. The fundamental restorations are conducted in close collaboration with the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF). The C2RMF is also responsible for the scientific examination of certain works, the picture files and their interpretation.

Since 2018, the Public Establishment has had a Restoration Commission, which reviews major projects for both museums in all collection areas.

Some examples of restorations conducted in recent years, as well as the "Conserve, Protect, Restore" symposium held in 2014.