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:

Worthington’s comprehensive restoration program includes, for example:

Restoration Program Services

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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Worthington Galleries is a member of Art Conservation Restoration - AIC - American INstitute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works


 

Art Restoration Library

 

How To Keep Your Artwork in Excellent Condition

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.

Emergency Art & Collectibles Restoration Services

Many Emergency Restoration Service companies do not possess the knowledge and expertise to restore fine works of art. If your ERS company does not have personnel who are highly trained and experienced in repairing and restoring art and collectibles, you should insist that they retain a professional art restoration / conservation company to provide such services.

Removal & Restoration of Art with Mold

How to conserve and restore delicate materials such as leather or vellum books, paper books, documents, archival records, art works and textiles after water damage once they have mold without damaging the object. Most of the commonly used mold treatments such as regular heat sterilization, methyl bromide, ethylene oxide and ozone bleaching can damage or destroy the delicate structure of a leather or vellum books, paper books, documents, archival records, art works or textile being treated while they are killing the mold or bacteria. This risk to the materials, not to mention damage to the environment, are now of critical importance. The solution is a two step process: vacuum freeze drying and plasma fumigation.

Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques

An overview of what the art conservation field is about, in all its variety and complexity. It provides: 1) Broad reviews of progress in at least some of the major areas of work; 2) Accounts of significant progress in more specific topics on conservation, providing some realistic perspectives on what has been achieved and what has not been achieved in research, particularly that of the past few years.

New Worthington Galleries’ Facilities

Worthington Galleries is opening a new larger fine art facility in the Metro-Nashville area.  This new larger location will accommodate Worthington's rapidly growing art restoration, art storage, and art transportation departments. 

Restoration of a Painting

The Repair & Restoration of Antique Paintings There is no “one size fits all” approach to painting restoration, as each work has to be carefully examined to determine which process

Restoration & Preserving Historic Documents, Maps & Photographs

When it comes the restoration, conservation and preservation of historic documents, maps, photographs and other treasured records, there’s a lot more to it than storing items in a cardboard box

What Causes a Painting’s Image to Change?

What Makes a Painting's Image Change? After you have owned a painting for a while, you may begin to notice that the image longer appears as clear or sharp as you remember. If the painting has been properly handled and displayed then the changes are probably due to the natural aging of the painting. Described below are aspects of the natural aging process of paintings.

Painting Varnish – Purpose & Protection

Painting Varnishes What does a Varnish do for a Painting? The varnish layer plays a dual role: it has and effect on the final appearance of the painting and also serves as a protective coating for the paint surface. Varnishes intensify the appearance of pigments on the painting surface by the refraction of light. This is called "saturation." Although varnishes are traditionally clear, they can be toned or altered with the addition of pigments and other materials. Toned varnishes may be utilized to balance a painting whose appearance has changed with age.

Benefits of 3D Scanning to Art and Archaeology

3D laser scanning has a place in areas that have little if any connection with the engineering and manufacturing industries, one of which is art and archaeology. 3D scanning is now being used in the fields of art and archaeology, including Archiving, Digital Conservation, Restoration and Reconstruction, and Duplication and Reproduction.

Does My Painting Need to be Cleaned?

Does My Painting Need to be Cleaned? Why Might My Painting Need to be Cleaned? Taking care of your paintings is delicate and complex.  As paintings age, the appearance of the image changes not only because of accumulated dirt, but also because aging itself can alter the materials that make up the image.  Methods of removing dirt and other obscuring material requires great skill because any changes to the painting surface may bring about irreversible and damaging results, permanently affecting the aesthetic and monetary value of the work.

Perspectives on Restoration & Conservation

Perspectives on Restoration & Conservation of Fine Art Paintings - If and When to Restore. Simon Parkes and Sotheby’s Mark Buck discuss current practices in Fine Art conservation and cleaning the Collection of Mrs. Margaret Thompson Biddle. Conservation materials have certainly evolved. Detergents, chemicals and other solvents have changed and improved dramatically over the years. I think it's fair to say that damage caused by restorers has been greatly reduced by the restoration community having access to better materials and information. But it's certainly fair to say that over the centuries, by far the most damage to paintings has been made by people trying to clean, line or retouch paintings, but lacking the knowledge to do so properly. Materials alone don’t ensure safe and good restoration. Thoughtful work, experience and many hours looking at works in public collections, particularly in Europe, are invaluable.

Painting Restoration

Painting Restoration Worthington specializes in the repair and restoration of paintings.   Its comprehensive restoration services encompass the following: Restoration Program Services Examination and condition reporting of individual paintings or entire

Pottery, Ceramics, Glass & Artifact Restoration

Ceramic, Pottery & Glass Restoration Worthington provides Restoration and Conservation Services for a wide variety of art. Our professionals are experienced in repairing, restoring, conserving pottery, ancient artifacts, ceramics, porcelain

Repair & Restoration of Art Prints / Paper

Repair & Restoration of Art Prints / Paper Worthington’s paper conservators are committed to the preservation, conservation treatment, and study of prints, drawings, and bound volumes. Works on paper and