Damaged or deteriorated artwork may require conservation treatment to stabilize its condition or facilitate repair. To meet this aim, Alvarez Fine Art Services is a full-service facility specializing in the conservation of artwork on paper.
Every work of art arrives with its own history and circumstance requiring individual treatment and care. Artwork brought to Alvarez for treatment is initially examined to determine condition, the techniques and materials used by the artist, and what type of treatment is feasible. A treatment proposal and cost estimate are then prepared and presented to the client for review. Once a specific course of treatment has been approved, the work commences.
The following is a synopsis of the procedures that may be performed to correct structural or cosmetic deterioration to works of art on paper.