Condition evaluation is the initial step in the conservation process, involving assessing objects, artworks, and other cultural heritage properties before restoration procedures. This assessment provides essential insights into the current state of the items, guiding subsequent conservation efforts. 

Conservators conduct a comprehensive examination of the pieces using non-invasive techniques to identify areas of concern such as structural weaknesses, damage, flaking paint, corrosion, mold growth, and other factors impacting both the structural and aesthetic integrity of the objects. The findings of the assessment inform us of the necessary restorative interventions required to establish stable conditions for the items.