Discovering Art Conservation | A Blog

How an Art Conservator Cleans Paintings: Technologies and Modalities.
Art Conservators are highly trained professionals who use chemistry and artistic mastery to bring paintings back to their original glory. In this video, you will learn how art conservators clean paintings from dirt, grime, nicotine and more, using traditional and new technologies.
Protect Your Art in Times of Covid-19
Covid-19 presents unique challenges to art collection maintenance. The frontal assault on the virus incorporates aggressive cleaning and sanitizing. People are encouraged to work at home. Surfaces are aggressively treated with disinfectant. These actions are done in good intent, but they present a problem for art collections and preservation. So, faced with this new reality, the main question is: How can we disinfect surfaces near precious art pieces, and even the artworks themselves, without damaging the piece? Learn here
How To Know Whether An Art Conservator Is Qualified
Finding a qualified art conservator to care for your beloved art pieces can be a nerve-wracking experience. Anyone can claim to be able to conserve artworks, yet putting your artwork in the wrong hands can have serious consequences. Since the art conservation field is so unregulated, collectors must do their due diligence when finding a […]
How To Revive Your Art After a Flood or Fire
In the aftermath of a flood or fire, surveying the impact to your collection can evoke deep despair. You may think there's no way it can be salvaged, much less restored. Wait -- don't resign yourself to the loss of your treasures! Read here to learn how you can facilitate art recovery once your home is cleared for re-entry.
Art Market Update: Summer 2019
It's hardly an exaggeration to say that the marketplace for modern art has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. Well-heeled collectors continue to spend billions of dollars on pieces both famous and obscure each and every year. Consequently, collectible art holds great financial promise for connoisseurs and casual fans alike. Understanding the current state of the art industry is imperative if you want to get the most out of your investments.