While many art collectors spend time and money researching a new painting they want to acquire, few use the same effort in protecting & preserving an artwork's condition once purchased. To the contrary, most art collectors fail to address art conservation until an artwork is in poor condition needing extensive restoration. Proper care for art can keep the object as beautiful as the day it was purchased. The following is a brief introduction on how to care for your precious artwork, no matter what medium in which it was created.
Worthington Galleries provides a full range of professional Art Restoration, Repair and Conservation Services. These services encompass the repair and restoration of most categories of fine art, including:
- drawings, prints / paper
- pottery, ceramics & glass art
- antique books
- maps & historical documents
- antique furniture
- rare collectibles, and
- other valuable art.
Worthington’s comprehensive restoration program includes, for example:
Restoration Program Services
- Examination and condition reporting of individual artworks or entire collections in our studio or your home or office.
- Written and photographic documentation before, during and after treatment.
- Scientific analysis: Microscopic, Ultraviolet, Infrared, 3-D Scanning, Thermal Photography & X-ray examination.
- Surface cleaning to remove dirt, grime and soot.
- Removal or reduction of botched previous restorations, yellowed or darkened varnishes, and other surface components.
- Consolidation and/or reassembly of cracked or torn pieces, loose and flaking paint (Craquelure)
- Stabilization and repair of punctures, tears, surface cracks or striations, rubbing, etc.
- Repair or installation of Linen, Mylar and woven Polyester Monofilament linings.
- Auxiliary Support replacement or installation (stretchers, strainers, solid and honeycomb panels).
- Reformation, Stretching and flattening.
- Paint loss infilling.
- Color matched in-painting (retouching).
- Varnishing with non-yellowing and reversible varnishes or such other protective coating(s)
- Written Treatment Reports that detail methods and materials utilized for each project or item.
- Art Handling, Storage, Crating, Transport, Delivery and Installation.
Restoration Laboratory & Equipment
Worthington’s new restoration / conservation laboratory includes all of the required tools and equipment for professional restoration. Worthington owns and employs the best of breed technology and equipment to properly analyze, repair and restore your art. For example, when analyzing an antique painting, Worthington uses one or more of its three digital microscopes, its Infrared Camera, Thermal Imaging Camera, and its HD 3-D Scanner to make sure all relevant data is collected before deciding and employing the proper approach to restoring the painting to its original condition. If the same painting ultimately required some in-painting, Worthington uses its own Spectrophotometer to accurately match paint colors.
If you find yourself in need of art restoration services, make sure the firm you choose has the latest necessary tools, technology and equipment to professionally and extensively analyze and restore your art.
If you would like more information on Worthington’s Restoration Services or speak with a Art Restoration Professional, please complete the following form:
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