Fine Art Conservation and Restoration Services:
Van Witt Fine Art Restoration has broad experience in the treatment of oil paintings, ranging from the 17th Century to contemporary, painted on canvas, panel, or other surfaces. The restoration and conservation treatment is based on the technical and structural aspects of the painting in addition to the cosmetic appearance. We will weigh these considerations before treating your painting in our fully equipped studio.
How We Work With You
Your artwork will first be thoroughly examined and tested to establish the Condition. Next we determine the Treatment for the painting utilizing contemporary scientific models. The treatment on the painting is carried out, using only museum standard conservation methods and methodologies established by recognized institutes of conservation worldwide. Each treatment is thoroughly documented with photographs and written reports.
As a Professional Associate we adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and standards recognized by the American Institute for Conservation of Artistic Works. We are members of other organizations including the International Institute of Conservation, the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild, and the Heritage Preservation Group.
If we need to travel to your location to give you an estimate for your painting or artifact we can provide the following services:
- Expert analysis and chemical cleaning tests
- Condition Report with photographs and inventory documentation
- An estimate for restoration and conservation
We work in private practice for private collectors, museums, libraries, galleries, historical societies, and antique collectors. We also collaborate with insurance companies and professional appraisers with appropriate certification to determine the value and authenticity of the painting. This is often an important step to service an insurance claim for a damaged piece of art.
If you have an heirloom painting which has darkened through the passage of time please bring or ship it to the studio for an estimate.