Welcome to Fine Art Paintings Conservation and Collections Management

Elizabeth Jablonski, Art Conservator and Collections Manager, Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and vetted member of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators

My name is Elizabeth Jablonski.  As an art conservator and collections manager, I  restore painted works of art and preserve collections of all types of objects.  My extensive training in art preservation principles can help you save your art collection and maintain your investment.

Paintings and painted objects can be made of a variety of materials, such as oil or acrylic paint on canvas, board, metal or glass. They can even be wall murals or contain new and non-traditional materials, as well.  Collections usually contain more than one type of art or cultural material, including paper-based materials and sculpture.

Why Do You Need An Art Conservator and Collections Management Services?

As painted art objects age, they sometimes undergo undesirable changes, such as dust and grime accumulation and varnish yellowing. Damage can include tears, losses, abrasions and warping, as a result of accidents, mishandling, insecure and acidic framing materials and unstable environmental conditions. Entire collections can suffer damage as a result of poor storage conditions, floods, fires, mold and pest infestations.

How Can You Benefit From Art Conservation and Collections Management Services?

Fortunately, deterioration and damage can usually be stabilized, especially if flagged early during a condition survey. The results of a condition survey can inform owners of current aging and damage trends. This enables owners to budget for archival display, storage and handling methods to protect their investment.  Without a plan, collectors are left reacting to emergencies instead of being proactive and saving on costs and headaches.

Who Can Utilize Art Conservation and Collections Management Services?

• individuals who have acquired a single work of art or an entire collection via purchase, gifting or inheritance
• staff in museums, galleries and public collections
• corporate and private collectors
• artists planning public art installations and legacies/estates
• arts and heritage groups requiring workshops or speakers for their meetings

How Can You Find Out More About Fine Art Paintings Conservation and Collections Management?

  • click on the tabs above for more information about services for individual works of art, estate planning and artists
  • contact me directly to discuss your project:  infoconservepaintings@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in preserving our collective cultural heritage!

January 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm