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Conservation and Scientific Research glossary

Discover the meaning behind key terms used in scientific research and conservation of the collection.

Browse our full glossary using the alphabetical list below, or watch the glossary videos on YouTube for a visual introduction to terms used by conservators and scientists.

 

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