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The goal of conservation is to prolong the life of cultural heritage objects; one way is through physical intervention. Conservation treatment is warranted when the object can no longer be safely handled or used in its present condition. For example, extensive media loss in a watercolor would distract the viewer and therefore warrant treatment. After thoroughly examining your object, our team will decide on an appropriate treatment that takes into account the goals of the caretaker, the inherent weaknesses and strengths of the materials, and the history and use of the object. 

We specialize in the treatment of works of art on paper and books. We have a fully equipped lab that can take on a wide variety of objects from the family Bible to modern prints. 

Below you will find some of the techniques we employ when necessary;

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Wet Cleaning

  • Stain Removal

  • Humidfication and Flattening

  • Removal of Backing Material

  • Lining

  • Paper Mending

  • Rebinding 

  • Rebacking (new spine)

  • Resewing

  • Consolidation of media

  • Inpainting

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