Category Archives: Preventive Conservation

Stretcher Keys – How to use them

Stretcher keys are the thin, triangular wooden wedges that are hammered into the slots located at the inner corners of the stretchers, in order to tighten the canvas by expanding the own stretcher. How do the stretcher keys work? Do we place the keys properly? Find the answers here.
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Handling and Transportation of Works of Art

Artnet News, an electronic magazine, published on November 23rd an interesting article about Handling and Transportation of Works of Art titled  7 Art Shipping Nightmares and How Best to Avoid Them. According to Laura Doyle, fine art specialist with Chubb Insurance, the majority of art losses occur while items are in transit. Here, are listed…
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American Flag Restored

Just two days prior to Independence Day, we, at South Florida Art Conservation, are working in a 37 stars American Flag. The treatment consisted in surface cleaning by vacuum, with a protective screen and low suction; elimination of old patches that didn't match the color and were covering one of the points of a star, careful tear…
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