restoration (process)

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Scope note
The process of making changes to an object or structure so that it will closely approximate its original state or other state at a specific time in its history. For changes not considering historical correctness, see "remodeling" or "renovation." When changes are made to prevent further deterioration, see "preservation." More generally, for treatment, preventive care, and research directed toward long-term safekeeping of cultural and natural heritage, see "conservation."
Accepted term: 10-Jun-2024