Our objects conservators regularly work on a wide variety of objects and artworks, both large and small, made from an array of materials including metal, stone, plastics and ceramics and glass. The conservation, repairs or restoration undertaken by our objects conservators are tailored specifically to your piece, and take into consideration the material and manufacture, the nature of damage and the past, present or intended uses of the object. We conserve a diverse arrange of objects both in our conservation labs and in situ.
Examples of the different object types we have worked on include:
The causes of damage to objects are varied, and depend on factors such as material, manufacture or construction, location and environmental conditions. The typical types of damage we see include:
We will devise a treatment methodology that is tailored specifically for your item, which will take into account the damage sustained, the material from which your artwork is made from and the past, present or intended uses of the object. Typical treatments we undertake include:
- Stabilisation of surfaces
- Surface cleaning
- Stain removal
- Repair of cracks and chips
- Infilling and inpainting of losses
- Reattachment of broken pieces
- Replication of missing pieces
- Recasting and recarving
We can also undertake condition assessments and provide condition reports with recommendations for the future care and management of your object or sculpture.