An essential component to monitoring, treating, or maintaining an object or building is understanding the causes of any deterioration. In order to come to this understanding, a survey or condition assessment identifies types of deterioration and areas of concern, extrapolates likely causes, and generates recommendations for conservation, restoration, or repair. Linking causes to the presenting conditions helps direct proactive, effective treatments.
Documenting these issues requires both technical and practical skill sets related to the mechanics of the problem, as well as a broad understanding of the materials involved themselves. Our conservators can carry-out assessments on a range of contexts and materials for artworks, objects, monuments, and buildings. We actively research and integrate new technologies in our documentation and report practices to ensure our approaches are up to date and responsive to our client’s needs, including the use of 3D scanning, AutoCAD and Bluebeam drawings, high-resolution photography, as well as written surveys, photo-documentation, drawings and searchable databases.