Art Conservators—The Healthcare Providers for Your Art Collection

Apr 08, 2016

Art conservators provide healthcare to your art collection. They are the professionals you should turn to when it’s time to prevent and repair damage to works in your collection. They are trained and educated in art history, chemistry and current restorative techniques. Before hiring a conservator, check their credentials—which should include a Masters Degree from an accredited Art Conservator program. Good as New? Collectors often confuse the common term ‘art restorer’ with the professional title Art Conservator. The difference is years of study and extensive training. The work of a qualified art conservator goes deeper than the surface appearance of an artwork, caring for its future as well as taking therapeutic measures against the ravages of time. “While many craftspeople and artists can make something look good as new, without the knowledge of chemistry and appropriate materials in 20 years it could be completely ruined by lack of chemistry knowledge.” - Lauren P. Isaacs Owner, Chief Conservator, Flyi...