Upon receipt of artwork, each work is fully examined. A condition report and a treatment proposal outlining treatment options and costs are prepared for the owner. Photographic documentation is provided for all treatments.
All methods and materials used uphold the code of ethics and guidelines for practice set forth by the AIC.
Paintings and Murals
Securing of loose, fragile media
Cleaning – grime and varnish removal
Structural repair – tears, lining, and humidification / flattening
- Aesthetic compensation – filling, inpainting, and varnishing
- Securing of loose elements
- Surface cleaning
- Replacement of lost composition and gesso decoration
Works on Paper
Cleaning – Surface cleaning and washing
Structural repair – tears, creases, and humidification / flattening
Aesthetic compensation – inserts, filling, and inpainting
GLAC performs both surveys of individual works and entire collections for cultural institutions to aid in identifying and prioritizing their conservation needs and to generate condition reports and cost estimates for treatment.