The cost of treating a painting, work on paper, or other object is determined through a conservator’s examination, which often includes testing to determine treatment options. Following an examination, a written condition report with treatment proposal is produced. A condition report addresses the physical condition of a work—materials and methods used in its construction, present condition, and how prior restoration, environment, and/or accident have altered or impacted the artifact. In a treatment proposal, a conservator will recommend treatment in a step-by-step outline and provide a cost estimate. When treatment options are available, the conservator will outline these as well.
For private clients, additional information is available at Private Client Services. Contact BACC to arrange for an examination.