Fine Art Conservation & Restoration Services
Conservation is the profession devoted to the preservation of cultural property for the future. Conservation activities include examination, documentation, treatment, and preventive care, supported by research and education.
-Definition taken from the Core Documents of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
Throughout our professional experience, we have witnessed firsthand that artwork in poor condition is at high risk of further damage, and as professional art appraisers, we can assist you with your conservation and restoration needs. We work with qualified art conservators that have been academically and/or museum-trained in conservation science and have interned and worked for the finest museums and conservation facilities internationally. Since the condition of an artwork affects its overall value, conservation and restoration services are essential to the preservation of artwork for the future. At MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., we realize that it is incredibly important to have a qualified conservator treating your items. As a courtesy to our clients and through our consultation services, we can assist you with museum-quality conservation and restoration of artwork including paintings and works on paper. We can refer you to conservators that treat various types of artwork including, but not limited to, works on canvas, panel, masonite, and paper in several mediums including:
Paintings: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, etc.
Drawings: Pastel, Charcoal, Graphite, etc.
Prints: Etchings, Woodcuts, Lithographs, Serigraphs, etc.
It is always best to consult a well-versed appraiser to determine whether or not restoration is worth the investment of the service costs. In certain cases, restoration or conservation may not be feasible or may devalue an artwork, even by a qualified professional conservator. Adhering to a strict code of ethics, our staff will serve as an advocate, assisting you through the conservation and restoration process in addition to thoroughly discussing the proper steps to take with each individual artwork as well as various treatment options and how they will affect the value of your artwork. Please contact us to speak to one of our associates for a further discussion.
Note: We do not provide commercial
conservation & restoration services
Sample Restorations: Before and After