Services

SPECIALIZING IN THE RESTORATION/REPAIR OF WORKS OF ART ON PAPER

At Artful Restorations, we restore almost any works on paper including: original drawings or sketches, antique prints (etchings, engravings, lithographs, etc.), maps, photographs, advertisements and documents (letters, deeds, etc).

Traditional treatments (repairs) include surface cleaning, washing to remove acids built up in the paper over time, stain removal, tear repair, flattening and rehousing in acid free materials

RESTORATION OF ANTIQUES

It’s possible to bring back many family heirlooms that you thought were gone forever.

  • Pottery – broken vases, crocks, figures
  • Textiles - quilts, samplers, dolls, toys
  • Conservation mounting of items for framing
  • Leather – trunks, shoes
  • Wood – restoration of faux finishes or original finish artefacts

The Conservator is knowledgeable in the composition, use, finish, age, styles and value of antiques and in the techniques used to restore them. She brings over thirty years experience to her trade.

RESTORATION OF FIRE & FLOOD-DAMAGED ARTWORK

Works of art involved in house fires or floods can be treated using a variety of techniques, to return works close to their original state.

Other Services offered by Artful RestorationS:

COLLECTION SURVEYS

Is your collection housed properly?
What is the value of the items in your collection?
We can advise you on the proper method of storing your treasured items to preserve them for the future and identify valuable pieces that you may not be aware of.

PICTURE FRAME REPAIR

Picture frames with broken, cracked or missing areas are infilled, shaped (sanded) and finished. Our ability to colour match allows us to match the works original finish. Both gilded and faux finish frames can be restored.

MEDICAL & MUSEUM ILLUSTRATION

The Conservator at Artful Restorations is skilled in the execution of Medical and Museum illustrations for publication.

Our Clients Include

  • Yukon Archives, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Heritage Branch, Yukon Territorial Government
  • Yukon Art Centre
  • Yukon Electric
  • Yukon Gallery
  • Guelph Civic Museum
  • City of Guelph
  • City of Cambridge Archives
221 Woolwich Street, Guelph
Ontario N1H 3V4
Tel: 519-767-5693
Email: losburn@sympatico.ca