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An entity given legal responsibility for overseeing, protecting, or preserving the interests and affairs of another entity deemed incapable often doing so. See: Bailout, Conservatorship


A guardian, receiver, or other protector appointed by a court to manage the assets of someone suffering from a permanent or temporary disability that prevents the person from managing his or her own affairs.A person need not be adjudged mentally incompetent to have a conservator appointed, and the appointment does not disqualify the person from entering into contracts, making or changing wills,or any other such legal rights.

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Museums have access to technical equipment that independent conservators lack, according to Rhona MacBeth, a conservator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun the ancient Egyptian boy king, was hastily glued back on with epoxy glue, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said on Wednesday.
In most cases, that should obviate the need to have a conservator appointed to manage the assets.
The Lunder Conservation Center, part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for example, allows visitors to view conservators at work in fully functioning labs through soundproof, floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
In "Materials Matter: Challenges in the Fabrication and Conservation of Public Art," Marie Laibinis-Craft, an objects conservator in Portland, will review some of the challenges conservators face in preserving outdoor public art.
The historical documents at Skinningrove's Ironstone Mining Museumnow live in a "Tardis" style storage facility - the idea of conservators at Durham University, museum staff and volunteers.
After a protracted legal battle, the Director of the California Department of Developmental Services was appointed by a state court judge as the daughter's permanent conservator with custody and control over the daughter.
Obviously, choosing the right conservator is very important.
Andrew Lins, chief conservator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a respected expert in the field of metals, has sympathy for the desire not to interfere with Judd's materials.
It is the overall goal of the curator and conservator to protect the artifact, minimize its physical handling, ensure that the scanning function does not cause any damage and that the artifact is stored or treated in a secure and stable fashion following scanning.
Chief conservator John Burbidge said: "The painting is in amazing condition for its age.

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