Art Preservation

The goal of preventive conservation is to promote fine art’s long-term health and well-being by improving and controlling its environment

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Experience

Established in 1907, the fine art conservation studio at Lowy has a long history of preserving works of art. The painting and paper conservation studios treat works of art from all periods from Old Masters to Contemporary.

Preservation Services

We offer a full range of preventive conservation services. The goal of preventive conservation is to promote fine art’s long-term health and well-being by improving and controlling its environment at all stages, from storage to transport, display, and maintenance. Applying a macro-to-micro approach, we assess an artwork in its context as a whole and then analyze each individual segment of its environment. By providing the data and tools to control the causes of damage and deterioration, we allow you to stabilize entire collections and, over time, to reduce the need for remedial, object-oriented conservation treatments.

Our expert conservators bridge historical knowledge with modern conservation science, innovative methodology, and advanced techniques. In caring for your collection, we prioritize minimum invasion, easy reversibility, and maximum compatibility with the original artwork and the artist’s intent.

Temperature and Humidity

We identify the systems necessary to establish a balance of appropriate temperature and relative humidity for optimal collection permanence.

Light

We offer guidelines to reduce oxidation caused by visible light and recommend filters setup to combat decay or disintegration caused by harmful ultraviolet rays.

Display

We provide a display analysis with tailored, smart framing, installation, and structural design to ensure that the materials that surround your artwork do no harm to the materials that compose the artwork.

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