art conservation process


Conservation Examination & Assessment

B.R Howard will schedule a convenient time for an initial object examination and condition assessment to be performed by our conservation team. Depending on your project, this could take place at your location or your object could be picked up or delivered to our conservation lab

Throughout the examination, the team considers which techniques, methods, and materials could be associated with your project and evaluates which are best suited for your needs. Any foreseeable challenges are adequately researched and possible solutions are formulated. Project goals and priorities are also set in place to ensure success.

Then, B.R. Howard prepares an assessment report. Findings of the examination, recommended conservation or restoration treatment options, pros and cons of various methods, logistics and firm fixed pricing options are all detailed within the report.


Art Conservation Treatment

Upon receiving client approval to move forward with the project based on the assessment report, B.R. Howard works with you to determine a start date for art conservation treatment. B.R. Howard works to coordinate details with any potential 3rd party vendors and orders all needed materials for the project. As the project progresses, B.R. Howard keeps you informed and updated with progress reports.


Conservation Reports & Documentation

After treatment is completed, B.R. Howard compiles a detailed report that recaps the treatment process and project goals. Before, during and after treatment images are taken throughout the entire process. Explanations are provided with these images to explain what steps were taken by conservators and what results occurred. The report may also include recommended steps to take for further maintenance in the years to come.

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