Since we began in 1975, we have undertaken numerous conservation treatments funded by grants, for eligible clients, from a variety of sources over the years. Our detailed condition documentation in writing, combined with appropriate photography, including details of damage, will support the need for the proposed preservation treatment of your application request.
With the combined experience of our mixed specialty conservation staff, we have the knowledge and experience to treat collectible items from many schools and eras, constructed with a variety of materials. Understanding material science, combined with training and research, allows us to problem solve each proposed treatment as necessary. The materials we use in treatment are internationally accepted by the preservation community, selected for their known stability and long term, reversible nature.
Among works we treat are paintings (from murals to theater curtains to easel size, on a variety of supports; American, European, and Old Masters, etc), works on paper (watercolor, engravings, ephemera, archival documents, and photographic materials), textiles (samplers, quilts, tapestries, christening dresses, etc.), painted objects and frames (carriages, clock faces, gilt statuary, period frames, mirrors, etc.). We also provide preservation framing for a wide variety of items, with current technology employing archival materials, desiccants, and active barriers.