examination and treatment of paintings, decorative and ethnographic objects, textiles, furniture, works of art on paper, documents, photographs.
This includes procedures such as cleaning, repair, restoration, documentation, preservation and preparation of items for exhibit or storage
consulting services in preventive conservation, disaster preparedness planning, and collections management
conservation assessments and surveys, and examinations, condition statements
assistance with conditioning and packing for loan and acquisition
workshops and guest lecturing
Our conservators provide conservation and preservation services for private and public collectors of art and historical objects of diverse media.
We work individually or collaboratively, in our studios or on-site at your location, to preserve, repair, and restore objects that range from individual family treasures to large corporate and public collections.
We also provide comprehensive condition surveys to determine the conservation needs of objects, carry out conservation assessments to analyze condition and preservation factors (policies, procedures, facility, light, climate, pests, storage, and display), and make recommendations for maintenance procedures and improvements that will enhance the longevity and value of collections.
Additionally, we work with artists looking for information regarding artists’ materials and guidelines for long-term stability of the objects they create, with the insurance industry to assess damage and participate in salvage and response operations, and with museums and galleries to assist with disaster preparedness plans.
On site conservation treatment
wooden artifact conservation
UV-vis demonstration by Jennifer McGlinchey Sexton