For over 20 years I have dedicated my professional practice to the preservation of art, objects, and artifacts. I strive to preserve and ensure objects in pristine condition remain that way, treat and restore objects in need, and also present these precious items in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
I have a Master's Degree in Preservation with a concentration in Materials Conservation. Preservation services include treatment and restoration of wood artifacts, historic frames, and furniture.
When a client approaches me with an object I assume it is very precious to them, and they want to treat with reverence and care. I see matting and framing as a necessary step in the preservation process of an object. Framing, while undoubtedly serving an aesthetic purpose, it should ultimately also provide maximum protection and preservation. The interventions should be fully removable and affect zero harm to the object.
All treatments and framing are conducted with archival materials such as 100% cotton acid-free matboards and archival backings. Hinges are custom made from appropriate size and weight Asian papers and adhered with wheat starch paste. Pressure-sensitive tapes are never used on objects. All framing is with UV protected glazing. Custom hardwood, spline-joined, are fabricated in-house, but a variety of custom manufactured frames are available upon request.
Custom storage, housings, and enclosures are available as well. I would love the opportunity to consult with you to create storage solutions for your collections.