Private Client – Sanchez Restoration

Painting restoration required to painting damaged by the rolling up of the painting that had been removed from its stretcher.

This artwork had been purchased by our client. For easy transportation and the painting had been removed from the stretcher and rolled up. This had resulted in extensive cracking and significant losses due to the rolling of the canvas and the lack of tension.

Art Contact was asked to arrange the restoration of the damaged painting and to supply a new stretcher and tray frame.

The painting was carefully packed for transportation, fixed to a new stretcher and re-touched. Once completed the painting was fixed into its new tray frame and the artwork returned to our client.

The painting was then installed by the client.

Our Conservation and Restoration Services

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Restoration of Damaged Painting
  • Client – Private Client
  • Sector – Residential
  • Location –  Mayfair, London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Restoration
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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Kings Fund – Painting Restoration

Painting Restoration required by the Kings Fund for minor damage to a triptych by Gerald Mynott. The painting had a number of scratches in the surface and the frame had some damage to the gilding and the gesso preparation. This damage had been caused by daily traffic through the offices – tea trolleys etc.

The scratches in the paint surface were retouched with a reversible treatment of pigments in an acrylic resin binder.

The damage to the frame was repaired using traditional materials and 23.5crt gold leaf. Once completed the surface was distressed and toned with pigments in an organic binder to match the original surface.

Once the painting restoration had been completed it was returned to the Kings Fund and re-installed.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Restoration of Damaged Painting and Frame
  • Client – Kings Fund
  • Sector – Institution
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Restoration
  • Frame Restoration
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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Worshipful Company of Fishmongers – Pageant Scroll

Art Contact was asked by the Fishmongers Company to arrange for the Conservation and Restoration of their Pageant Scroll. The scroll depicts the Lord Mayors pageant of 1616 and dates from around that time.

The scroll was hanging in a frame, mounted on fabric stretched over a wooden support. As part of their on-going refurbishment of the Hall it was decided to make a feature of the scroll by placing it in a purpose built display cabinet in the Library of the Fishmongers Hall.

Art Contact made the arrangements for the scroll to be removed from its existing frame and support. The scroll was then transported to our paper restorer for conservation, restoration and re-mounting onto a new conservation grade support.

The mounted scroll was then packed and placed in storage until the display cabinet had been installed ready to receive the re-mounted scroll.

See the images below in the various stages of the project.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Assist with the Conservation and Restoration of the Pageant Scroll of 1616 at the Fishmongers Hall
  • Client – Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
  • Sector – Office & Corporate
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Conservation Reports
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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Private Client – Spain

Following damage to an art print in a motor accident in Spain, Art Contact was approached to arrange the restoration of the un-framed print.

The damaged print was restored by our paper restorer, packed, crated and returned via our international shippers to our client in Puerto Banus.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Restoration of Damaged Print
  • Client – Private Client
  • Sector – Residential
  • Location –  Puerto Banus, Spain
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Project Management
  • Restoration
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Privet Client – Hull

Following the return of a painting from loan to a gallery where it had been on a touring exhibition, Art Contact was approached by an existing client to arrange for the repair of damage that had occurred while the painting was away at the exhibition.

The painting had received a number of surface scratches and was also suffering from some bruising caused by the stretcher cross bars. The scratches were repaired and a stretcher lining installed to reduce future bruising by the stretcher cross bars.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Restoration of damage to painting following Loan
  • Client – Private Client
  • Sector – Residential
  • Location –  Hull
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Project Management
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Art Packing
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Association of British Insurers

Following on from our previous work on their stained glass panels, when the Association of British Insurers relocated to their new offices Art Contact was again asked to assist and to find a solution for the display of their collection of stained glass panels.

The solution that was decided upon was to lightly frame the panels and hang them together in front of a light box. The resulting display is very effective and has been extremely well received.

As well as working with the stained glass panels we were also asked to conserve and re-frame some of their extremely old documents including one of the oldest insurance policies in existence. This framing was carried out to full conservation standards and should protect these items from the London atmosphere for years to come.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Frame and Display images for London Offices
  • Client – Association of British Insurers
  • Sector – Ofices & Corporate
  • Location –  London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Conservation
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Open University

The Open University campus has a large collection of artworks from around the world. Art Contact has been assisting the team at the Open University to maintain, conserve and restore their collection for many years. Most recently Art Contact was appointed to conserve and re-frame where appropriate their large collection of limited edition prints and paintings.

The pictures were largely re-framed in similar moulding so that any combination of artworks could be hung together as required. When required artworks were enclosed behind acrylic covers to add additional protection to vulnerable artworks.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Conservation, restoration and re-framing of existing art collection
  • Client – Open University
  • Sector – Corporate/Educational
  • Location – Milton Keynes
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Frame Restoration
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
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Association of British Insurers

A selection of historical stained glass panels were reused and modernised into a light box to fit the company’s contemporary space.

Art Contact also selected and supplied a number of abstract contemporary artworks for the meeting rooms and other spaces around the building.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Restoration of stained glass panels and supply of display.
  • Client – Association of British Insurers
  • Sector – Corporate
  • Location – City of London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Conservation
  • Lighting
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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Taylor Wessing

Our brief was to incorporate existing artwork into the company’s contemporary offices, as well as to provide further artwork to complement the existing collection for the client facing areas on the 9th and 10th floors at New Gate Square.

As well as providing a full audit of their collection, Art Contact also sourced a variety of items producing an extensive portfolio from which the final items were selected.

The  existing collection and the new artworks were framed or re-framed as required to suit the decor of the new offices and installed as planned.

PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Object – Audit Collection, source select and supply artworks to complement the existing collection
  • Client – Taylor Wessing
  • Sector – Corporate
  • Location – City Of London
  • Status – Completed

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Consultation
  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Art Selection
  • Procurement
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Audit
  • Cataloguing
  • Valuation
  • Curation
  • Framing & Display
  • Art Handling
  • Transportation
  • Installation
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