Some call us superheroes

According to Pia Catton in “Conservators Take Up Fight” (November 19, 2012), one of the many articles which The Wall Street Journal has published about the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the visual arts in New York City, conservators are now “art world superheroes” to the galleries and artists whose works were destroyed by the flooding. The widespread dissemination of information about the conservation profession –including its emergency response capability– may be the one good thing to come out of this terrible event.