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April, 2014 I recently read a news item that described how a man wanted to sell a gold egg that he had once bought in a jumble sale, and was hoping to make $500 for the metal value. It transpired that the egg was a rare antique, namely a Third Imperial Easter Egg by Faberge, and made for the Russian Royal Family in 1887. It has been valued at $33 million! This story reminded me about the importance, no the absolute necessity, of effective art conservation. Art is not just an aesthetically appealing material substance. It is history, tradition, culture, and moments in time that are unique and of immense value to the heritage of all humankind. An example of this principle is The Mona Lisa. In 1939, Louvre employees stashed this famous artwork into a vehicle and evacuated it from the Louvre along with many other works of art. This iconic work was relocated many times during the course of the war, deftly concealed in various homes throughout the French countryside. It was finally returned to the Louvre in 1945.
 

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