The conservation treatments offered by The Preservation Lab focus on bound materials, parchment manuscripts, and paper-based artifacts such as prints, drawings, maps and blueprints. Treatment may range from minor repairs intended to stabilize an item using minimal intervention to full treatments which can include extensive repair and chemical mitigation of damage and degradation. Each item has its own set of conservation issues that will be discussed in detail with the client prior to work being performed. Our goal is to conserve historical artifacts so that they may continue to be used and appreciated now and well into the future.
All treatments are conducted with chemically stable, durable materials in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works’ code of ethics and guidelines for practice.
The Preservation lab does not offer services to private individuals, only to other cultural heritage organizations. A good resource for finding conservators to work with private individuals is the American Institute for Conservation website at http://www.conservation-us.org/membership/find-a-conservator .