Stabilizing

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Verb: make or become unlikely to give way or overturn.

Synonyms in English

Balance, fix, maintain, preserve, secure, steady.

Translation

English Stabilizing
French Stabilisation
Spanish Estabilización
Italian Stabilizzazione
German Stabilisierung
Russian стабилизация

Discussion

Stabilizing an object is a key component of a conservationist job. The purpose of stabilization is to halt any deterioration or instability that an object may have in order to provide treatment or to implement a preservation plan over time. Objects such as textiles or pottery require conservationists who understand how to best treat those materials in a manner that will provide stability to a weak, broken, or deteriorating location on the object. "Stabilization does not attempt to make the object look new."(NPS.gov)

References

United States. National Park Service. (2015, March 27). Museum Conservation in the NPS: Stabilization. Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/conservation/stable.htmReturn to List of Lexicon Terms