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Summarizes changes in philosophy regarding conserving or restoring artifacts at NASM. Discusses the shift towards preserving the authenticity of the original artifact rather than altering the object to produce complete or aesthetically pleasing exhibits.


National Air and Space Museum


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Air & Space Vol. 7, 6 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


February/March 1993


  • Airplanes
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Restoration
  • Antiquities
  • Preservation
  • Exhibitions
  • Space flight
  • Galleries
  • Space vehicles

Physical description

pp. 20-21

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