Conservation Treatments

Conservation treatments are intended to extend the existence of cultural property, such as historic objects, buildings, and works of art. Typical treatment objectives include the removal of material that is harmful or visually inappropriate and slowing ongoing deterioration through protective measures. These measures minimize ongoing aging and deterioration while maintaining its full integrity and are 100% reversible.

A conservation treatment plan may include preliminary measures to protect and stabilize the building or object. Distinctive materials, including stone, decorative metals, architectural features, finishes, and elements of characteristic craftsmanship are always preserved. After careful evaluation and assessment of options, an appropriate level of intervention is determined. In cases where the level of deterioration requires repair or limited replacement, non-original materials are closely matched to the composition, design, color, and texture of the original. Chemical or physical treatments are as gentle as possible to achieve desired results and protect the historic material.

We apply the highest standards to our conservation, restoration, and preservation work. Each treatment plan is designed to preserve the original artistic or aesthetic intent, as conveyed by the materials used to create them. Proposed treatments are a custom solution, tailored to the specific needs of the project and the client.

Besides planning and implementing customized conservation treatments, we also offer conservation related services, including

Photograph of Pan Am Airways Globe by Steven Brooke Studios.