Conservation and Restoration

Caring for your Artworks

Regular maintenance is highly recommended for your artwork to remain in good condition. Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Place the artwork in a dry, well-ventilated area
  • Keep out of direct sunlight to prevent colours from fading due to UV rays
  • Keep away from cigarette smoke as it can cause staining
  • Avoid moisture as it can cause molding
  • Moisture can also soften wood, making it an easy target for termites
  • Oil paintings should be stretched as they are prone to cracking when rolled up over a long period
  • Art on paper should be mounted on rigid backing and framed to avoid damage from mishandling and dirt
  • For cleaning canvas works, gently dust off the surface with a soft brush – never with a damp cloth
  • For paper works encased in glass, the cleaning solution should always be sprayed on a soft cloth for wiping and never directly onto the glass, to prevent the liquid from seeping underneath

    Checking for Signs of Damage

    Even with regular care, discovering these issues early allows preventive measures or timely restoration.

    • Discolouration of artwork
    • Occurrence of brown spots, be it on the artwork or mattboard
    • Mold forming beneath the glass
    • Cracked frame or glass
    • Sagging/indented canvas on stretched frame

    Spot any damage on your artwork? Be it requiring a change of mattboard, cleaning of glass, our staff will be able to advise you on what can be done to restore your artwork back to its former glory.

     

    Art Restoration and Conservation

    Eagle’s Eye Art Gallery provides museum quality Art Restoration and Conservation for artworks. We handle:

    • Paintings on Canvas
    • Acrylic, oil and mixed media paintings
    • Wood, stone, cement and bronze sculptures
    • Chinese ink and brush paintings on rice paper
    • Outdoor sculptures

    Our restorers have a sound knowledge of materials and substances required to repair art. Prices depend on our appraisal of damage. Simply bring your artwork to the gallery, and our restorers will be able to give you an assessment by the following day.