We are located at 1465 SW 8th St in the city of Miami, please call us at (305) 742-4270 and (786) 326-6265.
The process of washing a work of art on paper removes soluble damaging products such as acids or most discolorations from the support. Paper that has been washed increases folding endurance and tear strength. Washing may not be appropriate for all works on paper, since the washing process may solubilise sensitive media, dyes and pigments, or wash out fillers or sizing agents, altering the appearance of the work of art. Tests are performed to determine if this conservation process is possible.
If a work of art on paper has been attached to a secondary support that is adversely affecting the paper, it may be necessary to remove the backing.
Evaluation of Originality
Sometimes we have agreed on performing this service as per the insistence of our clients.
Evaluation of Originality is an opinion we give for a nominal fee and is based on our expertise and physical tests. It will be billed at a rate of $200.00 per hour or a flat fee previously discussed depending on complexity.
Condition reports are a tool used to keep track of the changing physical condition of artworks. Condition reports provide information on the physical health of art and are very important when it comes to appraising the value of work. Some buyers, arts institutions or art dealers will ask for a signed condition report for each work. Condition reports are a safeguard against future damage of the artwork and help to cover liability for damaged pieces. Even if the venue does not ask for one, it is a good idea to have one ready to present at a moment’s notice.
Each conservator has its own special way of constructing and writing condition reports, but each report has some basic features.
DATE OF REPORT.
NAME OF CONSERVATOR OR COMPANY CONDUCTING REPORT.
CLIENT'S ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL.
TITLE OF WORK.
DATE WORK WAS CREATED.