Services

Since 1989, Anne Zanikos Art Conservation has offered preservation services with the highest attention to detail and with strict adherence to the ethics and standards of practice as defined by the American Institute for Conservation.

We specialize in the preservation and conservation of paintings, wooden sculpture and frames. We are first and foremost advocates for the art object and our treatment goal is to preserve the intention of the artist. Our staff is well trained in the latest techniques and materials to insure the long term preservation of your work of art.

Painting Conservation

Treatments include

  • Stabilization of insecure and flaking paint.
  • Cleaning including the removal of varnish and grime layers.
  • Treatment to the structure by lining and restretching.
  • Loss compensation by filling and inpainting.
  • Proper installation of the painting into the frame.

Object Conservation

Treatments include

  • Stabilization of the wood structure.
  • Reattachment of broken pieces.
  • Carving of lost design elements.
  • Reattachment of powdery or loose design layers.
  • Loss compensation by filling and inpainting to match the original design.

Frame Conservation

Treatments include

  • Stabilization of the wood structure.
  • Reattachment of broken pieces.
  • Carving of lost design elements using mold making techniques.
  • Loss compensation by filling and carving to match the original three dimensional design.
  • Gilding using traditional gold leaf techniques.
  • Toning restored areas to perfectly match the original patina.

Frame Shop

  • We offer custom made, museum quality frames with beautifully finished corners.
  • We will install your painting into your new frame using archival materials while insuring a proper fit.
  • We are happy to assist in the selection of a new frame that is appropriate for the genre and age of your painting.