Collectible and Fine Art Insurance Claims

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.

Quick Courteous Service
We respond quickly to all inspection requests, supply concise, illustrated reports and perform all repairs within the promised delay.

A Complete Range of Services
No matter what the nature of the damage to the artwork is, chances are, we can restore it. Our professional staff is experienced in routinely treating a broad variety of problems due to:

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Exposure to water
  • Flood or hurricane damage
  • Transit damage
  • Temperature extremes and high humidity
  • Tears and punctures
  • Mold & Mildew
  • Soiling
  • Discoloration
  • Insect damage

At Fees You Can Afford
Our fees routinely save insurers substantial sums, compared to expensive pay out settlements. Insured clients are always overjoyed to see their property restored to its previous condition. Call on us with confidence; you will reduce your claims handling workload, while offering professional personal property and fine art claims management services.

Continuing Education Courses for Adjusters

George Schwartz is licensed by the state of Florida as a continuing education instructor for CE 3-24C – Adjuster Optional Courses. The Florida Department of Financial Services has approved this course for Continuing Education at three credit points.

Mr. Schwartz is a Professional Associate member of the AIC and has been active as a conservator in private practice since 1963 when he joined the family business. Rigorous training, extensive study, years of hands-on practice and continuing personal research provide the background for ethical conservation treatment and consulting services performed by Mr. Schwartz.

An enthusiastic supporter of preservation, Mr. Schwartz consistently advocates on behalf of and for the benefit of the artwork and Cultural Property. This clarity of vision provides a reliable compass to navigate the treacherous currents of ever-changing opinions conservation ethics.

Paintings, works on paper and frames constitute the majority of the objects treated on a regular basis. In addition, Mr. Schwartz provides a variety of services: conservation picture framing, exhibit framing, condition reports and surveys, examination and documentation, scientific photography and analysis, conservation planning, environmental assessment, disaster planning and recovery, exhibit and storage design and fabrication, as well as teaching and lecturing. A list of clients include Museums, Historical Societies, Conservation Practitioner colleagues, Insurance Companies, branches of Government, Private and Public Collections, Galleries, Dealers and Individuals.

Disaster Mitigation

Quick Courteous Service
We have the ability to respond quickly to emergency situations in order to mitigate damage or loss of cultural property.

A Complete Range of Services
No matter what the nature of the damage to the artwork is, chances are we can provide the means to preserve the artifact. Our professional staff is experienced in routinely treating a broad variety of problems due to:

  • Exposure to water
  • Flood or hurricane damage
  • Temperature extremes and high humidity
  • Tears and punctures
  • Mold & Mildew
  • Soiling
  • Discoloration

Disasters come in all sizes. Sometimes it’s a hurricane or a river overflowing its banks, other times it’s a burst water pipe or a sprinkler system. Sometimes it’s a picture wire that breaks, or a lightning strike that causes a fire.

The results, though, are always similar. Treasured works of art or property become damaged, and urgent action is needed to minimize the problem and save the artifacts.

Rapid and knowledgeable intervention is critical, and even a few hours may make a difference in the outcome. We at ConservArt have the ability and resources to respond quickly and skillfully to situations that threaten collections, works of art, and collectibles.

In case of an emergency, it is best to notify us by telephone at any time (even after hours, weekends or holidays). Please send your contact information and the nature of the emergency, and we will contact you as soon as possible. While we are getting back to you, follow our suggestions below.