SERVICES

From fine art to archival materials and family heirlooms, the preservation of culture is at the center of our work. We strive to be inclusive and open in our decision-making and environmentally sustainable in our actions. Our studio practice is located in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood, however, we are also available for remote and on-site work.

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ASSESSMENTS + CONSULTING

FOR INDIVIDUAL OBJECTS

  • Condition assessments

  • Media identification

  • Technical analysis

  • Recommendations for packing, travel​ and display

  • ​Preparation of handling and display instructions

COLLECTION MANAGEMENT + CARE

FOR NEW OR ESTABLISHED COLLECTIONS

  • Storage space assessment and re-organization

  • Collection survey to identify immediate risks and conservation priorities

  • Implementation of cost-effective and sustainable preventive conservation measures

  • Selection of appropriate storage materials and Oddy testing 

  • Identification and segregation of unstable plastics

  • Design of enclosures 

  • Training of staff and volunteers

  • Assistance with the preparation of internal documents and policies

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CONSERVATION + RESTORATION

FOR STABILIZING MATERIALS AND MITIGATING  UNINTENDED VISUAL AND STRUCTURAL CHANGES

When found to be safe and appropriate, we can treat the following: 

 

  • Traditional and contemporary works of art on paper 

  • Documents on paper and parchment      (bound or unbound)

  • Maps, architectural and technical drawings

  • Photographic materials

  • Modern materials (i.e. plastics) found in art, design or technical objects

 

A detailed proposal is submitted for approval prior to treatment, and all interventions are meticulously documented. 

RESEARCH + WRITING

FOR THE CREATION OF KNOWLEDGE, VISIBILITY AND FUNDING

  • Applications for grants and funding for conservation projects 

  • Preparation of bid document packages

  • Assistance in acquiring and interpreting data with following techniques: polarized light microscopy (PLM), microfadeometry (MFT), x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)​

  • Preparation of samples and cross-sections for more advanced analysis

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