Is my art worth restoring?
Value is frequently not a matter of money. An irreplaceable, unique personal treasure has worth far beyond dollars. Our services are performed to insure the maximum longevity possible in order to have the artwork last into the future. The long term preservation of a precious artwork allows this value to be maintained.
How much will it cost?
We value our professional time at approximately $150.00 per hour. Simpler treatments can require a minimum of 1-2 hours, some treatments can take many days and cost significantly more. We will provide a preliminary written estimate of costs prior to starting a conservation treatment.
Will conserving an artwork change it’s character or affect it’s value?
The ultimate value of an artwork is determined by it’s rareity and it’s condition. Conservation treatments that stabilize condition and preserve the aesthetic integrity of a piece, frequently increase and enhance it’s value.
How long will it take?
Normally, conservation treatments require an extremely thorough and rigorous attention to details. It is for this reason that a majority of treatments at our facility require a minimum of between 30 – 90 days to complete.