What is Conservation?
Conservation is the active preservation of cultural property. Conservators specialize in the examination, documentation, scientific analysis, stabilization, restoration and preventive care of works of art.
Examination & Documentation
As mandated by the American Institute for Conservation Code of Ethics, all conservation work is fully documented before, during and after treatment. For more on our procedures click here.
Analysis of artwork is undertaken to acquire evidence on material and construction techniques, provenance and dating. A.M. Art Conservation is not equipped to perform complex scientific analysis. We are able to recommend appropriate tests, arrange for analytical services, safely collect samples and help interpret results.
A.M. Art Conservation aims to restore objects to a high standard of visual integrity. This standard may be different for different types of art or artifacts. It is sometimes impossible to completely hide the fact that an object has been previously damaged. We will discuss the expected outcome so that you have a realistic idea of what to expect from restoration treatment.
A.M. Art Conservation has strong expertise in preventive care. We will provide information on the best strategies for storing and/or exhibiting your works of art to minimize potential damage and deterioration. For more on our preventive care services click here.