Sending Us Artwork

Works of art are accepted by Alvarez through prearrangement only. Please feel free to call or write to us to make an appointment for a consultation. We are happy to assist you and offer our advice on how best to pack and ship or wrap and deliver your artwork to our facility for examination.

 

Payment & Policy

Though there is a minimum charge for all projects, estimates are not based on the value of the object, but rather the difficultly, time, and materials necessary to complete the job.  We do not typically require advance deposits, but require payment in full upon completion of the project. You can follow this link to Intuit Payment Network to make a payment toward a conservation project. Make a Payment

 

Insurance

Our umbrella insurance policy covers artwork in transit to and from our facility, and while under our care. However we also advise you to take out a special rider on your own insurance policy for the time the artwork is deposited with our studio. If you need additional itemized coverage under our policy, please make arrangements with us before receipt of your artwork. We are insured by Huntington T. Block under a Fine Art Conservation policy.

 

Appraisals

We do not offer appraisals. Appraisal is an altogether separate professional activity from conservation. If you wish to know the value of your artwork before seeking conservation treatment, we recommend you contact an expert in the appropriate field. Please contact us for a recommendation.

 

Resources for Preventative Conservation

We get a lot of inquiries about how to care for works of art post conservation treatment, or how to follow preventative conservation measures.  As professionals in our field, we do our best to make ourselves available to answer basic questions about how to best care for works of art. Please feel free to contact us if you have a specific inquiry, or follow these links to organizations dedicated to this task:

The American Institute for Conservation

The Library of Congress

The Institute of Conservation