Art Restoration & Collectibles Conservation
AMRestore will treat your precious artwork like the treasure it is, as we restore what is valued most to you in your time of need.
At AMRestore we have a dedicated art staff with trained art handlers and art restoration specialists. We frequently handle the packing, transport, and restoration of damaged art pieces and collectibles.
Our highly trained specialists can clean, repair, reframe, and create custom storage options for everything from your family photos to high-end works of art to museum-quality collections. We can help save you the monetary cost of a replacement and the heartache of losing a cherished memory.
We specialize in the recovery of art that has been exposed to the worst that nature can offer. Fire, flood, mold; there’s very little we haven’t seen or treated. Our highly trained restorers have fine art and art conservation degrees and have worked in museums, cultural heritage institutions, and across the disaster restoration industry.
We handle, treat, and restore a variety of mediums including:
- Paintings – oil, watercolor, acrylic. On canvas, board, paper, etc.
- Prints – posters, fine art prints, newspapers, memorabilia, historical prints.
- Photographs – physical and digital.
- Documents – Diplomas, historical documents, parchment/vellum.
- Textiles – Jerseys, tapestries, needlework.
- Memorabilia – sports equipment, trophies, autographed items.
- Sculptures – marble/natural stone, wood, ceramic, metal, mixed media, silver, glass.
- Frames – gilding, filling and re-sculpting, replacing frames, reframing, custom matting, and mounting.
Before & After
Above are examples of artwork the AMRestore team has restored from fire, mold, flood, and more. Our staff can handle the restoration and conservation of nearly any piece with the highest quality of care available
Common Issues Encountered
- Workers unaware of the specialty needs of artwork, leaving pieces exposed to further damage.
Handling art and delicate pieces like general contents, which can cause breakage.
Unqualified handlers and inventory writers incorrectly identify artwork, causing issues with insurance.
Artwork is cleaned incorrectly, which causes your valuable pieces to degrade over time or be a source of odor/irritation in your home.
Damage to artwork by over-cleaning or use of improper techniques/chemicals.
Companies and workers that are not empathetic to the intrinsic or sentimental value of items.
Things to consider:
- With the unique nature of fine art and sentimental heirlooms, we understand the special needs these types of items have versus other more typical content items.
- Art transport, shipping, and moving must be handled conscientiously by trained professionals. Transport can put fragile or high-value items at risk for further damage.
- Incorrect cleaning techniques or chemicals can permanently and irreversibly damage your important pieces. This is why these pieces must be cleaned and repaired by trained professionals.
- Many first-response restoration contractors may assume a piece of art is a loss, unaware of the abilities of art conservators. However, there are many techniques that can be used to save art and sentimental items.