Conservation Assessment & Treatment
Following a face to face consultation and condition assessment of your artwork, the John Jones artwork conservation team will create a treatment plan, typically in a condition report. The recommended level of intensity will be tailored to the requirements of the works and your budget.
Condition reports are an integral aspect of the documentation process. They enable the conservator to assess the condition of the work, with photographs, diagrams and written visual analysis. A condition report will assess the format of the work, the condition of it and recommend treatment in order to conserve the work.
The condition of both the medium and substrate will be assessed; taking into account the environment in which the work has been kept and any historical restoration work undertaken. Conservation is an ethical practice and recommendations for treatment will be made that consider the role of the object, its current form and in all instances aim for treatments to be reversible and whilst not invisible, that do not detract from the overall aesthetic of the work. This all helps to ascertain what types of conservation treatments can be carried out.
Sometimes a variety of treatments can be provided, which increase in length, complexity and price. The treatment proposals will explain the limitations of treatments.Conservation treatment times vary from a few hours to a few months depending on the need for pre-treatment testing, the level of a projects complexity and external factor such as the availability of specialist materials. We aim to work around any essential deadlines that you may have, however we do recommend that delicate treatments are not rushed.
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