Painting conservation and restoration
Paintings include works on various surfaces (canvas/ fabric, paper, fiberboard, masonite, metal, wood, plastic) of all sizes as well as polychrome (painted) sculpture, 19th century to contemporary.
Examination of condition
Systematic investigation of the structure, materials, and physical state of the work of art. Identification of the extent and cause of the damage to gather relevant information about condition and to formulate an appropriate plan for preservation and treatment.
Condition report and treatment proposal
Preparation of a simple or in-depth report identifying the materials and methods used in the construction of the object, assessing of its current condition and detailing a recommended treatment plan along with alternative treatment options.
Written documentation recording the treatment procedure and observations.
Written reports and photographic documentation for insurance purposes
Condition examination of objects prior to purchase
Collection condition assessment and cataloging
Transport of paintings up to 36” upon request
Photographic documentation beyond the standard record of treatment
Treatment in situ for objects that are unable to be delivered to the studio.
On-site condition evaluation and treatment proposal with cost estimate.
Fabrication and materials consultation for artists
Simple consultation can be given at no charge
Preliminary examination and cost estimate
Broad estimate via e-mail
General preservation consultation and recommendation for care and maintenance.
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Professional referral for appraisal and framing services, as well as conservation services outside our field of expertise.
Advice on handling, packing, transport, shipping and storage.Hammer Conservation specializes in the care and treatment of individual or entire collections of 19th century to contemporary paintings including oversized works and painted objects.