Damaged or deteriorated artwork may require conservation treatment to stabilize its condition or facilitate repair; the objective being to slow or prevent further material deterioration. To meet this aim, Alvarez Fine Art Services is a full-service facility specializing in the conservation of artworks on paper.
Every artwork arrives with its own history and circumstance requiring individual treatment. 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 for works of art on paper.