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Conservation makes a difference

July 06, 2013 - Discoveries are always being made, and having the right tools at one's disposal can make all the difference in the world. Case in point is the story of a former art dealer, who saw the landscape painting shown here at...read more

1859 John Marshall portrait has its lustre restored

July 06, 2013 -   The huge portrait in Mrs. Tartt's studio.   The 10-week restoration continues.   Mrs. Tartt with the portrait before its return to the courthouse. By Mark Trible | Fauquier NOW | July, 3rd 2013 He made it 154 years. From his parlor chair, John Marshall kept watch in a...read more

Storied portrait in Fauquier courthouse gets needed attention | Fauquier Times-Democrat

June 05, 2013 - By Joey LoMonaco | Fauquier Times-Democrat | June, 5th 2013 It isn't the brushstrokes. It's not the history (although that's a close second). It's the man, the subject who excited local conservator Judith Tartt about her most recent undertaking. Tartt is renovating...read more

The art and craft of preserving art

June 03, 2013 - Ann Shaftel, An expert talks about what it takes and means to preserve the sacred art Ann Shaftel Lam Ngedup Dorji is worried. The thangkas in his lhakhang appear to be growing mould following the monsoon...read more

Communication can equal saved dollars

October 07, 2011 - By: Cynthia Shaver | www.cynthiashaver.com | 415.435.4764 Communication between collector and appraiser can equal saved dollars from the IRS when preparing a charitable contribution report. Most of my written appraisals are for charitable contribution, so this I know from experience...read more

Art Investment

June 01, 2010 - by Alissa J. Anderson, Anderson Shea Art Appraisals When advising a client, who wants to build an art collection as his/her main investment, it would be important to stress the risk involved in art investment. Since the...read more

Susan Blakney, a founding member of Art Care was recently featured in a New York Times Article

June 01, 2010 - Susan Blakney, a founding member of Art Care was recently featured in a New York Times art section article about conservation relief in Haiti. Susan was asked to accompany a team put together by the Smithsonian to assess art related...read more

National Museum Leader Joins Art-Care

May 04, 2010 - Washington, D.C. - Art-Care, the only comprehensive on-line source of art-service professionals, has announced that Edward H. Able, the former President and CEO of the American Association of Museums (AAM), has joined Art-Care as...read more

Collection Management

April 30, 2010 - Is Your Collection Properly Documented? by Carol Hagen Just one look at the devastation wrought by hurricanes Rita and Katrina should be enough...read more

The Ancient Art of Gilding

April 30, 2010 - by R. Wayne Reynolds When visiting a museum we look with delight at paintings...read more

Tips on How to Ship Your Valuable Painting

April 30, 2010 - Paintings are safest on the wall. But when you must ship them... There is...read more

Art Storage

April 30, 2010 - by Kimberly Jones If you are a serious collector of high value, rare or...read more

Textiles: The Last Frontier

April 30, 2010 - Is there value in those boxes under the bed? by Newbold Richardson The Costume and Textile Specialists Textiles are unique in the greater world of the decorative arts...read more

The Professional Art Appraisal: What to Expect

April 30, 2010 - by Randolph E. Osman Almost everybody owns works of art. If you own a work of art, you probably need an appraisal. If for no other reason (sale, charitable contribution, inheritance tax, estate distribution), you need to give your insurance company...read more

Appraising Your Art

April 30, 2010 - Knowledgeable art experts are not always qualified appraisers. Finding a reputable and experienced art appraiser is essential for every collector, museum, artist, and investor. Appraisals are also used by lawyers, insurance agents and accountants who advise collectors...read more

Art Appraisals

April 30, 2010 - by Alissa J. Anderson, Anderson Shea Art Appraisals When advising a client, who wants to build an art collection as his/her main investment, it would be important to stress the risk involved in art investment. Since the nineteenth...read more

Painting Conservation, Step by Step

April 30, 2010 - Some people call conservators the "magicians" of the art world Oftentimes, the colors of older...read more

Conserving the Past

April 30, 2010 - by Judith Person Reprinted with permission from The Washington Times Julia...read more

Choosing a Conservator

April 30, 2010 - by Kenneth Katz A painting that received smoke damage from a fire, during grime and varnish removal. Last...read more

Advice from a Confirmed Benchworker

April 30, 2010 - by Caroline Keck, AIC IIC Fellow October 2005 Good Communicators we are not.  The majority of us dislike to accept lecture invitations and are inept speakers.  As new boys on the...read more

DO NOT let your fingers do the walking!

April 30, 2010 - What is it with people who have to touch and pick at everything? "Maybe I'm just a little over sensitive," says Scott Haskins art conservator and author of How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster, "because I'm in...read more

Saving Granny's Silver

April 30, 2010 - By Amanda Kraus Reprinted with permission from Museum News Your neighbor stops by to ask you about a silver tea service he’s inherited from his grandmother. How much is it worth? How should he clean it? After all, you work in a...read more