Art Conservation &

Framing Services

Est. 1986

The Conservation Studio

The studio is able to undertake a very broad spectrum of items and for over three decades has provided a high quality and professional service to Museums, Art Dealers, corporate clients and private customers.

 

Conservation in broad terms is concerned with stabilising deterioration or damage to objects, which may also involve cleaning treatments or repairs. A Conservator also monitors the environment in which items will be kept or displayed. They must select only techniques and materials which, to the best of current knowledge, will not endanger the integrity of the object and can most easily be reversed or removed. 

Castle Fine Arts Studio specialises in the conservation of works of art on paper. Items may include:

 

  • Watercolours

  • Drawings

  • Prints

  • Pastel and Charcoal sketches

  • Gouaches

  • Acrylics

  • Mixed Media

 

We also carry out work in a variety of other mediums and artefacts including:

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  • Oil Paintings

  • Miniatures

  • Islamic and Asian Art

  • Textiles

 

 

Works of Art

Castle Fine Arts Studio is highly experienced in dealing with the conservation of archival material. This category includes: 

 

  • Documents

  • Vellum and Parchment items

  • Letters

  • Books

  • Maps and Charts

  • Photographs

  • Illuminated Manuscripts

 

Archival material

Ephemera

The third catgeory of work undertaken by Castle Fine Arts Studio is ephemera, which covers a multiplicity of materials created with short term and specific needs in mind. Items include: 

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  • Advertising Posters

  • Theatre Bills

  • Music and Sporting Memorabilia

  • Postcards

  • Greetings Cards

  • Stamps

Many unusual items fall within a Paper Conservator's remit. Over the years Castle Fine Arts Studio has conserved wax seals, paper fans, wallpaper, Japanese screens, ancient papyri and paintings on glass, ivory, leather, rice paper and even leaf skeletons.

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4 New Cottages

East Langdon Road

Guston, Dover

Kent

CT15 5EX

Tel. 01304 206360

Email. enquiries@castlefineartstudio.co.uk

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