Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct: standards of practice
Ella Tushinsky Restoration & Conservation restores works in accordance with the ethical standards of the profession.
Restoration: a unique, special intervention
The original intent of the artist and the stages of restoration
The mark of time. The intervention of a restorer is an exceptional occurrence. As such, restorers must carefully consider both the history of an artifact as well as the passage of time, ever mindful of the artist’s original intent and the character and particular story of each artifact.
Restoration, one step at a time. The work of a conservator restorer can be broken into six stages:
Documentation and approach for restoration services
Artifact history. Photographic documentation and treatment reports are essential to understanding the history of a work of art. Combined they make up its “health record,” so to speak, recording the history of its transformations while describing and explaining the causes and the consequences of any previous treatments.
Guiding principles. As a rule, restoration treatments should always be:
readable / visible
carried out to ensure minimal intervention.
The Profession. All work undertaken at the Ella Tushinsky Studio fully complies with the above-stated guidelines for professional conduct.
Liens utiles / codes d’éthique
Code of Ethics of the ICOM Committee for Conservation:
→ “The Conservator-Restorer: a definition of the Profession” (link)
European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisation (ECCO) Professional Guidelines:
→ “The Profession and the Code of Ethics” (link)
Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC):
→ Click here to download pdf
Federation Française des professionnels de la Conservation-Restauration (FFCR) – French Federation of Professional Conservatosr and Restorers:
→ FFCR website
Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF):
→ C2RMF website