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Textile Art Services


Before conservation
Pre-Columbian Huari mantle fragment

 

After conservation
Pre-Columbian Huari mantle fragment


APPRAISAL
  • IRS and insurance appraisals
CONSERVATION
  • Cleaning, repairing, reweaving and embroidering
  • Mounting and framing in a Plexiglas box, if needed
DISPLAY
  • General installation design advice
  • Design and create custom mountings for textile(s) and related objects (beadwork, bark cloth, costumes, jewelry, baskets, sculpture)
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • For inventory purposes
  • Photography in your home or at our gallery
CATALOGING
  • Establish numbering system and attach inventory tags to pieces
  • Descriptive list with measurements, materials and structural analysis
  • Condition evaluations and report for purposes of conservation and/or storage
  • Choose specific database for your needs
  • Create inventory card, page or data base entry with photo for each piece
  • Written research reports with comparative examples, if available
  • Expert authentication, verbal or written report
STORAGE
  • Advice for proper storage conditions in the home
  • Creating storage and display systems for the home
  • Packing textiles for proper storage; including easy display storage mounts
CURATORIAL SERVICES
  • Collecting advice (Coptic, Pre-Columbian, Central Asian, African, Indonesian, Japanese, other antique and ethnographic textiles)
  • Establishing collecting goals