A. Lapointe Conservation Inc. 


The aim of the professional conservator is to stabilize, uncover, reveal and preserve the integrity of the original artwork, through minimal, well-documented treatments.

Formal training and high standards of practice inform the conservator’s selection of stable, reversible materials and sensitive treatment methods, adjusted to each specific case. Preventive conservation, including proper framing, environmental conditions, lighting, storage, handling and transportation are also important concerns.

Ethical principles guide the conservator's work, as detailed in the Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice of the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC).