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    preserve/conserve the collections of a museum


    During the Second World War all the collections of the Hermitage museum were preserved/conserved and after the termination of the war they were returned to their original locations.

    I think that the word "preserve" is fine in the context, but I'm not sure about "conserve". Is it possible? If so, will the meaning slightly change?


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    Re: preserve/conserve the collections of a museum

    'Preserved' seems to be favoured by most people.

    You could look at the Similar Threads below, or plough through this longer discussion.


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