Ask the Conservator

Post your questions about your family treasure. Want to know the best way to store a historical object? Need advice about how to display a contemporary hanging? Would you like to schedule a Lecture and/or a Workshop?  I’ll answer as quickly as I can.

2 comments on “Ask the Conservator

  1. Cathy Luders

    Hello Margaret,
    I have a antique/vintage crewel picture that my great grandmother stitched in the late 1890’s early 1900’s and I would like to have it cleaned. It has been framed since the 1960’s and it has a few spots on it. Quite frankly I never looked at it closely so I am not sure if they are new but I don’t remember them in my parents home. Both of my parents have passed so I cannot ask them. Your help to pointing me in the right direction is much appreciated.
    Thank you!

  2. sarah sloan

    I have two very old hand-made quilts, maybe 80-100 years old, that are in desperate need of cleaning and restoration. Is this a service you can provide? If so may I get a ballpark estimate of the fees involved and how the process works? I’m sure you need to know more specifics of the pieces involved and I am prepared to send photos if needed

    Thanks so much!

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