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Thank you for your interest in our services. Please help us understand your request by including high-resolution photographs of the back and front of the artwork, as well as close-ups of problem areas.

Please describe as best you can the problem areas and how the artwork was damaged. Include any information you know of the artwork’s media, title, artist name and dimensions.

Services We Offer

Art Conservation Consulting and Treatment Services

We offer a combined 45 years of conservation experience in on-site, museum, and laboratory environments. We pride ourselves on maintaining a transparent line of communication with our clients while offering the highest standard of care with their artifacts. All of our services and techniques are exercised to the extent safely possible so that they may be accessible to present and future generations.

If you wish to schedule a consultation or discuss any of our services, please contact us via phone 647-348-8182 or e-mail info@art-kitect.com, and a specialized staff member will be happy to assist to you.

  • Industry Leading Techniques and Skills

    We make use of state-of-the-art techniques, materials and equipment to preserve the historic integrity and prolong the life of your artifacts, artwork and architecture to the extent safely possible. Art-Kitect Conservation Inc. is a private-practice firm based in the City of Toronto with staff able to travel locally and internationally as needed.

  • Our Clients are Our Top Priority

    Our clients benefit from the collaborative efforts that the various specialists in our lab bring to the conservation field. Each project is discussed with conservators, conservation scientists, and curators to find the most suitable solution to any type of problem is facing with their heritage pieces. We treat all objects with the same respect, and to each, apply the same high standard of conservation work.

Brush Strokes

Paintings

The costs for treatment never parallels the value of your artwork and is based on an hourly labor fee or per square inch fee, depending on treatment needed.

  • In-painting (touch-up of loss paint)
  • Tears and Punctures
  • Cleaning
  • Varnishing and Varnish Removal
  • Cupping and Flaking
  • Cracks
  • Mold, Microbial and Pest Remediation & Mitigation
  • Fire, Smoke, Soot Damage
  • Lining and Relining
  • Condition Reports
Brush Strokes

Works on Paper

The costs for treatment never parallels the value of your artwork and is based on an hourly labor fee or per square inch fee, depending on treatment needed.

  • Unrolling and Flattening
  • Water, Soil and Residue Damage
  • Tears and Punctures
  • Hinging and Mounting
Brush Strokes

Wall Murals

The costs for treatment never parallels the value of your artwork and is based on an hourly labor fee or per square inch fee, depending on treatment needed.

  • On-site Restoration, Conservation
  • Preservation and Cleaning
  • Removal and Mounting
  • Heritage Assessments
Brush Strokes

Conservation Science

The costs for treatment never parallels the value of your artwork and is based on an hourly labor fee or per square inch fee, depending on treatment needed.

  • Historic Forensic Investigation
  • Training Workshops
  • Specimen Sampling and Lab Testing
  • Sample Extraction
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Conservation for Artists
Brush Strokes

Sculptures

The costs for treatment never parallels the value of your artwork and is based on an hourly labor fee or per square inch fee, depending on treatment needed.

  • Water, Soil and Residue Damage
  • Period Maintenance
  • Repair of Losses and Cracking
  • Laser Cleaning
Brush Strokes

Heritage & Architecture

The costs for treatment never parallels the value of your artwork and is based on an hourly labor fee or per square inch fee, depending on treatment needed.

  • Historic Building Conservation
  • Historic Color Palette Consultation
  • Historic Finishes Consultation
  • Retrofitting Consultation
Brush Strokes

Other Artifacts & Services

The costs for treatment never parallels the value of your artwork and is based on an hourly labor fee or per square inch fee, depending on treatment needed.

  • Historic Forensic Investigation (Materials)
  • Training Workshops
  • Specimen Sampling and Lab Testing (for identification)
  • Sample Extraction
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Conservation for Artists

Client Information

Each of your pieces is very unique and requires a custom treatment plan that is specific to its needs. We have included important information to help you better understand our process from the moment you bring us your artifact right to when we deliver you the final product.

Artifact Examination & Proposals

Our proposals are designed to cater to each individual piece by providing a treatment plan that is safe and aesthetically appropriate to the artist’s original style and materials used. To insure quality treatment, we care to evaluate your artwork in person. Artwork brought into our Davisville location will be examined and discussed free of charge.

Examinations not conducted at our Davisville location will be done for a fee based on an hourly rate. After the work is discussed, a treatment proposal and client waiver will be sent to you immediately so work can begin promptly.

On the day of the examination please explain to us what you know of the history of the artwork, including the artist’s name, title, and artwork medium. History, including its acquisition history, helps our staff members diagnose damaged areas more accurately and makes treatment more efficient.

For an examination please contact us by e-mail at info@art-kitect.com or by phone at 647-348-8182 and one of our expert staff members will respond to you promptly.

If you do email one of our staff members with a request for an examination, we can provide a general proposal and an approximate cost estimate based on high-resolution images of the back, front, and details of areas in question of your artwork. Please thoroughly describe the problem areas and any history you may know of the artwork. Also indicate what you know of the artist’s name, title, dimensions, and media of the artwork.

Special consideration will be given for cross-nation and international clients.

Storage & Care

An on-site precision controlled storage unit is available for our clients to take advantage of. The precision controlled storage unit is a benefit that is unique to our facility and only Art-Kitect Conservation clients can benefit from. We are dedicated to ensuring that your artwork is safeguarded with the highest caliber of professionalism and are able to offer a fully secured and airtight unit, with cameras monitored 24 hours/ day. Our storage unit is optimized to ensure that your delicate works of fine art and artifacts are kept in the best possible environment to maintain it’s historic integrity.

The temperature, moisture, and vibration of our unit is controlled and documented. An object condition report will also be created upon receipt of your artwork and will record the artwork’s condition, packing, and object history details. The report will be updated frequently by one of our expert staff members.

Please contact us by phone 647-348-8182 or e-mail info@art-kitect.com for more information on storing artwork at our facility.

Shipments, Pickups & Deliveries

Please contact us to schedule the shipment of your artwork and artifacts. We will arrange the safest, most secure way possible to receive and send-back your artwork. Our vendors specialize in the shipment of art exclusively, and meet high global standards in the shipment of works of art, antiques, and rare artifacts.

If you are delivering your artwork, please contact us ahead of time and we will advise you on how to transport it properly. Otherwise, we are able to pick-up and deliver your artwork and artifacts that near to and within the Toronto area. Please contact our office for pickup and delivery charges.

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