Verb: make or become unlikely to give way or overturn.
Synonyms in English
Balance, fix, maintain, preserve, secure, steady.
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)
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