Services include general and in-depth advice and assessment for Conservation with full reports when required; Also-
– Condition Reports
– Free assessment and advice on Collections
– Advice on preventative Conservation
– On site visits
– On site work
– Full Conservation and Restoration work
– Fire and flood emergency response
– Disaster Planning
– Damage assessment
– Free estimates
– Collection and delivery
– Conservation Framing (National Trust standard)
The Studio specialises in difficult and problematic cases.
Initial Examinations are Free
Where necessary, microscopic, x-ray, infra-red and chemical analysis are used to support examination prior to commencement of any Conservation or Restoration work.
Written and photographic records are prepared and kept throughout each stage of treatment.
With free, no obligation examination, assessment and estimate, whether at the Studio or on site.
All work is assessed, recorded and carried out to Museum Standards using high quality reversible and removable materials and up to date techniques. Professional Practice and treatments follow the Code of Ethics and Rules of Practice as promoted by ECCO (European Confederation of Conservators-Restorers’ Organisations).
Francis Downing is an Accredited Conservator with ICON (Institute of Conservation).
The studio follows security standards as set by the National Trust.