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Culture's Keeper

Fall 2008

Nobody needs to tell Anddrew Alden that accidents happen. As an art conservator for more than 30 years now, he's seen it all — from canvases torn nearly in half to sets of fine china delivered, in pieces, by the carton-full. And plenty of amateur repairs, too. Alden and his staff have restored pieces for artists, museums, auction houses, and collectors. But family heirlooms valued more for sentimental than monetary reasons receive the same white-glove treatment. “If it's important to a client to have a piece restored,” says Alden, “the intrinsic value doesn't matter. What matters is whether the client wants the piece restored. And then it's every bit as important as a priceless museum piece.”



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