|City Of Angels Conservation||
This blog is for general advice for collectors and museum colleagues. I also hope to feature projects with the kind permission of my clients. As always client confidentiality is first and foremost - but it is helpful to share some details about the conservation ethic and methods with the wider public. Feel free to ask me anything as long as it is a general question.
Here are some a few answers I give to the most common questions:
The first rule whenever anything gets damaged or broken. Save EVERYTHING! Even the smallest of fragments. There are actually very few damaged objects that cannot be repaired or improved through conservation. I am often asked by clients, "Is it worth it?". My answer always is, "It depends...It is up to you to decide if money is the primary value, or whether your emotional connection to the object and wanting to repair or improve it's condition is of more value."
Along with my colleagues in Museums we in conservation abide by a professional code of ethics. We cannot appraise or establish a value for objects. We are happy to refer you to an appraiser for those professional services.