| Art conservation, Art restoration
The expertise of MCS includes watercolours, drawings (modern and old master in a variety of media), pastels, maps, prints and historic photographs.
Examples of paper restoration treatments include:
destructive acidic board and damaging adhesives
(traditional or modern)
Examples of treatment to photographs include:
binding broken glass plate negatives
relaying lifting emulsion
repairing broken leather hinges for cased photographs
packing for cold storage
separating stuck together photographs
mounting and framing for display
All our work is documented.
A complete and flexible service
Most of our art conservation and restoration work is for museums, galleries and historic houses, usually repeat business. We assess the needs of each artwork and institution and tailor our work accordingly.
Our flexibility helps us to provide a comprehensive
service. Examples of non-conservation work include
digitisation, arranging hand carved copies of historic
frames, copying pages from Charles Darwin's note books
onto historic paper for binding as the original notebooks
were too light-sensitive for permanent display.
In addition to routine studio work we are accustomed to working for exhibitions and meeting deadlines.
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