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.

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

Art Restoration

Worthington Galleries provides a full range of art Restoration and Conservation Services. Our professionals are experienced in repairing, restoring, conserving paintings, sculptures, antique books, maps, documents and manuscripts and more.

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.

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

Craquelure

Craquelure (French: craquelé, Italian: crettatura) is the fine pattern of dense “cracking” formed on the surface of materials, either as part of the process of aging or of their original