Conservation

The knowledge and experience of DPR Art Rescue conservators assures expert treatment of paintings, murals, sculpture, works on paper, antique and fine furniture, architectural elements and historic ephemera. Following the removal and assessment process, the commencement of conservation and restoration procedures are initiated, individualized to each object and related. DPR Art Rescue will execute:

  • The removal of pollutants without compromising the integrity of artwork
  • Stabilization followed by conservation and restoration
  • Custom archival housing, framing, and museum quality display
  • Treatment according to ethics and guidelines of American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
  • Notwithstanding our knowledge in performing conventional preservation treatments, DPR offers an environmentally friendly laser technology to safely clean surfaces of works of art without the need of chemicals or abrasive materials. This technique is actualized in specific conditions, and the exclusive service is brought to DPR Art Rescue by CSOS, Inc.

Before/After Examples

Detail of WPA Federal Art Project wood relief panels representing Evolution of the Book; extensive water damage and discoloration of the shellac finish and the underlying wood substrate

Detail of WPA Federal Art Project wood relief panels representing Evolution of the Book; extensive water damage and discoloration of the shellac finish and the underlying wood substrate

After surface treatment

After surface treatment

Queen Ann style water damaged table top before conservation

Queen Ann style water damaged table top before conservation

Queen Ann table top after conservation

Queen Ann table top after conservation

Giltwood mirror frame before treatment

Giltwood mirror frame before treatment

After gesso and gilding restoration

After gesso and gilding restoration

Serigraph damaged by flood

Serigraph damaged by flood

Serigraph after conservation; the process involved dry cleaning to remove the surface dirt, water wash, drying, and flattening

Serigraph after conservation; the process involved dry cleaning to remove the surface dirt, water wash, drying, and flattening

Detail of ebonized carved wood table that was partially submerged in water and mud that caused finish and structural damage; before conservation

Detail of ebonized carved wood table that was partially submerged in water and mud that caused finish and structural damage; before conservation

The same detail after treatment

The same detail after treatment

Mold growth that developed on trunk composed of leather, fabric, and metal after extreme moisture and high temperature exposure

Mold growth that developed on trunk composed of leather, fabric, and metal after extreme moisture and high temperature exposure

Post-treatment

Post-treatment

Blanching of the shellac finish due to moisture exposure

Blanching of the shellac finish due to moisture exposure

Shellac finish post conservation treatment

Shellac finish post conservation treatment

Mixed media artwork damaged by fire and water

Mixed media artwork damaged by fire and water

After conservation

After conservation