Preservation facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Preservation may mean:

  • The common meaning is: keeping and maintaining to make sure that the object is protected against decay and will be (nearly) the same in future.

Special meanings are:

  • Art conservation and restoration, the retention of antiquities for museums or exhibition, also called "Art preservation"
  • Case preservation, in computer storage
  • Environmental preservation, the active maintenance and advocacy of the protection of the natural environment
  • Digital preservation, the management of digital information over time
  • Film preservation, rescuing aging film stock and preserving recorded images
    • National Film Preservation Board
  • Food preservation
  • Historic preservation, the theory and practice of creatively maintaining the historic built environment
  • Self preservation, part of an animal's fundamental instinct which demands that the organism survive



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