Conservation

The Art & Science of Conservation

Originally developed by German art historians/ chemists as an instutionalized field in the late 19th century, conservation is a specialized field necessitating years of formal training. Conservation processes are uniquely demanding, requiring an artistically skilled hand and a scientific knowledge of finishes; these two elements work in concert for the conscientious and far-sighted preservation of artistic legacies. EverGreene’s areas of expertise include plaster, oil, distemper, casein, acrylic, glazes, transparent coatings, and metallic leaf.

EverGreene’s President, Jeff Greene, and Chief Conservator, Gillian Randell, are both Professional Associates of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and the studio holds to its guiding tenets, including stabilization and reversibility. Stabilization is an intervention to halt deterioration and prevent further damage. Reversibility is a requirement for all products and processes used to renew the artwork, so that future conservators are able to remove all post-historic paint and start again with what remains of the original. Conservation is a long-term solution for maintaining and preserving valued interior artistry and fine art. Please click here to contact us about our conservation services.

Services

Conditions Assessment & Treatment Recommendations

Historic Finishes Investigations & Paint Analysis (Onsite & Laboratory)

Fine Arts Conservation

Decorative Paint Conservation

Ornamental & Flat Plaster Conservation

Stone, Wood, & Metal Conservation

Design of Relocation Systems

Procurement, Transportation, & Storage of Fine Art

Environmental Monitoring, Assessment, & Recommendations