We at ConservArt understand the complex issues relating to fine art and collectibles: it's our business. In a highly specialized field like the conservation and restoration of works of art, we have the skills and resources to interact with the most sophisticated art expert or collector. With knowledge, logic and tact, difficult claims are routinely resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.
Deterioration due to age is a fact of life with all physical objects as it is with artwork. Deterioration is constant, relentless and ongoing and the struggle against it must be continuous as well. Conservation treatment is a way by which we can slow down this deterioration and attempt to preserve the cultural significance of art objects for the benefit of present and future generations.
Surveys, documentation, examination, assessment, condition reports, consultation, research and report writing are charged on an hourly basis for actual time spent. The use of lab equipment, digital or analog photographic equipment, microscope, UV and IR light sources, computer and sundry supplies are included in the quoted fees.
The following is a statement of rates charged for the diverse services performed. Conservators’ time is charged out at a $175.00 hourly rate and it is constant regardless of the tasks performed. Fees are based on time spent and expenses incurred. Technician’s shop time and support staff are billed at $72.00 per hour in 1/4 […]