Services

Conservation and restoration

Our conservation and restoration workshop with its state-of-the-art equipment specialises above all in paintings, polychrome sculpture, and contemporary objects made of modern materials.

We offer the following:

  • Analysis of art works, where appropriate with the aid of scientific analyses
  • Conservation and restoration treatment plans and cost estimates
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Examination and treatment reports, where appropriate in conjunction with our in-house photography unit, and computer-aided mapping
  • Damage surveys, where appropriate in conjunction with our in-house expertise and appraisals unit (e.g. to assess loss of value)
  • Conservation-restoration surveys
  • Database-supported cataloguing for art works
  • Condition reports for loan arrangements, prior to transportation or on purchase
  • Consultancy about caring for individual objects or entire collections
  • Conservation support for collections and exhibitions
Case study: Reconstructing missing pieces for an artist’s multiple
Case study: Mending a tear in a canvas painting
The workshop is able to draw as required on the following procedures and equipment:
large field stereomicroscopy, ultraviolet radiation for ultraviolet reflectography (UVR) and ultraviolet fluorescence (UVF), infrared reflectography (IRR),false colour infrared reflectography (FCIR), infrared transmission (IRT), radiography.

Please feel free to contact us for an estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact

Markus Küffner, dipl. Rest.

T +41 44 388 51 71; markus.kueffner@sik-isea.ch