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Restoration and Conservation of artwork


Do you have art which needs conserving?

Emerald offers a full restoration and conservation service for oil paintings, watercolours, pastels, maps, drawings, etchings and prints, from the 18th Century to the modern day. Old frames can also be assessed, repaired and refinished.

Our art conservator has over 30 years’ experience in this specialist field and is a member of ICON. She has undertaken work for the Duke of Wellington’s estate, Stowe House School, and has appeared on the BBC Restoring Art.

Professional repairs, restoration and conservation

Choosing to restore an artwork can significantly improve the long term condition of the piece.

We can clean oil paintings, remove discoloured varnish and repair any tears or holes.

Discolouration, staining and tears on maps or prints can be removed and repaired, and a traditional hand colouring service is also available.

We are able to de-acidify watercolours, restoring the paper’s original colour without damaging the painting, and our conservator can also linen-back artwork that requires this stability for the future.

Ideally all artwork should be in a stable condition prior to framing.

Once a piece has been restored, it is important to employ conservation techniques in framing so that the problems are less able to reoccur.

Cath is one of a small number of picture framers nationally to hold the GCF Advanced Accreditation in Conservation framing, and we are happy to discuss the principles of Conservation Framing

Professional repairs, restoration and conservation

Carried out by an experienced art conservator

Oil paintings, maps, prints and watercolours restored and repaired

Foxing treated and cleaned

FREE painting conservation advice and restoration estimates – Just bring your work in for assessment.