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  • THE CONDITION OF A PIECE OF ART affects its overall value. Works of art in poor condition are at a higher risk for further damage. Our conservation and restoration services are supported by extensive research and knowledge of current practices. Conservation and restoration services may be essential to maintaining or improving the value of your beloved works of art.  Invest in the future value of your most treasured possessions.

    CostiganPre&Post
    A Primer
    Conservation includes the examination, documentation, stabilization, and preventive care of works of art.
    Restoration is the act of returning the appearance of a work of art to a state as close as possible to that which the artist originally intended. Restoration is performed on works of art that have already sustained damage or deterioration.

    Museum-Quality Care
    We work in conjunction with qualified art conservators who are academically and/or museum-trained in conservation science, and have provided services internationally for the finest museums and conservation facilities. We have experience with works on canvas, panel, masonite, and paper in several mediums including:

    • Paintings including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache and Tempera
    • Drawings including Pastel, Charcoal, Ink, and Graphite
    • Prints including Etchings, Woodcuts, Lithographs and Serigraphs
    • Sculptures including Stone, Ceramic, Marble, Clay and Wood

    Restoration

    Museum-Quality Care

    Honest and Rigorous Care
    Our conservators adhere to a strict code of ethics as they determine the necessity and cost-effectiveness of conservation and restoration services. We will serve as your advocate as we address the following concerns:

    • The practicality of conservation and restoration services
    • The feasibility of conservation and restoration with regard to risk of further damage
    • The various treatment options for the work of art under consideration