Paintings conservators consider paintings as layered structures. Identification and characterization of all the component layers of a painting is the essence of the examination process. This analysis informs treatment possibilities and is critical to the work’s long-term preservation.
Fascinating details of a painting's history and provenance may be found on the reverse side. Examples include incised marks on wood panels, labels, and inscriptions that may include signatures, dates and artwork titles. These details must be protected as they contribute context and value. [...]
This post describes some common issues that may arise in paintings and treatment approaches that may be used to correct them.
The size of your painting, its fragility, the display environment, and your vision and display requirements all influence the discussion of its care and presentation after treatment.
Thoughtful selection of framing materials will enhance an artwork’s protection as well as its appearance. The smallest details can have a significant impact on short and long term preservation.