Andrea Pitsch Conservation provides
a series of consulting services designed to assist our clients
with specific aspects of buying and owning works on paper.
Auction houses and art dealers may provide brief condition
reports for items they are offering for sale, but these
are not likely to contain the depth of nuance you require.
Our detailed and objective assessment of existing or potential
condition problems will help you make an informed decision
regarding investment in an artwork or collection.
Public or private, your collection may benefit from a preservation
or conservation treatment program. Beginning with a condition
survey, these programs help you prioritize needs and budget
funds for the ongoing protection and well-being of your
collection. A condition survey is an integral part of an
institution's collection plan. It will help you work within
an existing budget or obtain needed conservation funding.
Andrea Pitsch can assess the current condition of your collection,
prioritize objects according to need and provide short-
and long-term recommendations for treatment or appropriate
and practical archival storage and exhibition.
If your business or professional organization is interested
in topics relating to paper conservation, condition or other
conservation issues, we can provide lectures and seminars
tailored to your specific area of need and interest. We
also conduct workshops on safe handling, exhibition and
storage of works on paper.
Some damages due to accidents may be initially defacing
yet completely restorable. However, obtaining a favorable
settlement from your insurance company often requires expert
evaluation addressing potential residual weaknesses or irreparable
structural or cosmetic damage to an object, collection or
inventory. In the event of an accident, we help you handle
insurance issues by providing condition and damage reports,
as well as treatment proposals with cost estimates. When
emergencies arise and time is of the essence, we can provide
crisis management strategies that minimize damage and loss.