Sculptures

The preservation and restoration of sculptures in indoor and outdoor areas, in addition to traditional materials such as (natural) stone, bronze or wood, we are familiar with modern works of art such as plastic, polyester, wax, paper and even expanded polystyrene.

For all your questions about the restoration and conservation of sculptures, please contact us to discuss the options.

Preventive conservation is intervening in the environment intending to slow down the decay of your sculpture or prevent damage. To guarantee the preservation of sculptures, the best conditions must be created. We can support you with, among other things, the storage, manipulation, packaging and presentation of the objects. 

Active conservation is the intervention on the object to counteract degradation processes. The aim is to achieve minimal and reversible intervention. An example of this is cleaning or applying a coating to sculptures so that the risk of damage from dirt and climate is reduced.

Restoration is the direct intervention on damaged or degraded objects to improve their legibility while respecting the aesthetic, historical and physical integrity as much as possible.

We restore for heritage institutions and private individuals and offer flexibility regarding extensive collections, outdoor sculptures or large-sized objects.

Documentation is of great importance. After the treatment, a final report is drawn up in which all examinations and treatments are described in detail, based on photos. This offers the customer insight into the restoration process. Openness about our work is an essential pillar within our company.

You can contact us for a variety of treatments:

Cleaning | Consolidation | Bonding | Applying fillings | Retouching | Manufacturing of replicas from casting materials | Desalting

Artists

Joop Beljon | Barbara Broekman | Wally Elenbaas | Dick Elffers | Peter Erftemeijer | Nick Ervinck | Guido Geelen | John Kormeling | Marcel Kronenburg | Joep van Lieshout | Marjolijn Mandersloot | Loeki Metz | Rob Moonen | Jan Jacobs Mulder | Louis van Roode | Rudi Rooijackers | Jan Spit | Peter Struycken | Jerome Symons | André Volten | Herman de Vries | Marieke Vromans | Tine van de Weyer | Niko de Wit

We offer various methods for material-technical research into sculptures. The choice is mainly made for non-invasive analysis. For example, we can conduct microscopic research into the materials, finishing layers and degradation processes of works of art.

3D Imaging

Sometimes monumental sculptures are attached to a building that is being demolished or renovated. It is not always possible or feasible to remove and relocate the artworks. You can then choose to scan the artwork digitally. The scanned information is converted into a digital 3D image and can make a replica of the work of art.
 

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Conservation and Restoration of Sculptures

A selection of our work

Maintenance art in public space | Knokke-Heist

Art Salvage BE carried out annual maintenance and condition reporting of art in public space on behalf of Beaufort. They organize an art project every three years along the Belgian coast.

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