Conservation and Restoration in the Frans Hals Museum
The Frans Hals Museum’s restoration workshop is located in the attics. During the large-scale rebuilding of the museum in 2007 this workshop was laid out more efficiently and drastically modernized, so that the conservators can take the greatest possible care of the Frans Hals Museum’s valuable collection of paintings.
A team of permanent restorers, often assisted by freelance specialists, spends every day conserving and restoring the collection so that it can be preserved for generations to come. Aside from treating the paintings in the restoration workshop, the restorers carry out regular condition checks and advise on such things as climate control in the museum, transport and storage. The restoration team is also assisted by a conservation assistant who undertakes preventative conservation and looks after the framing of the pictures.