Atelier of painting and paper conservation

Our private studio specializes in painting and paper conservation focusing on easel paintings on canvas, wood and other supports and works of art on paper, including book conservation. As well as working in our studio we carry out projects in situ, in related decorative techniques used in historical interiors such as mural paintings, wallpapers and other oversize objects. The majority of work is undertaken by Jarmila Frankova (paper and book conservation) and David Frank (painting conservation). With highly complex projects we always build up a team of experts chosen with consideration to specific object and material requirements and in accordance with conservation treatment proposed for a given project. All the treatments are carried out only by accredited conservators/restorers.

Our work is oriented to less invasive ways of treatment with minimum impact to the authenticity of works of art and other treated objects. The style and methods we use are based on knowledge of classical materials and techniques in conservation, though the use of modern technology finds its way into numerous alternative treatments. All the conservation procedures and methods we apply are selected on the basis of detailed technical examination of a given object and critical assessment of its state of preservation therefore employing the maximum understanding of its material structure. When planning complex and non-standard projects we combine our approaches with specialists of related disciplines, such as curators, art historians, national heritage supervisors and analytical labs. Reversibility of implemented methods and materials and its long-term stability is always considered to be a basic principle in the conservation process.