Georgian Bay Art Conservation

~ the fine art of preservation ~

We specialize in the restoration and preservation of fine art, photographic and archival materials, and offer consulting services for private and corporate collectors, art dealers, historical societies, libraries and cultural institutions.

From a cherished family heirloom to large collections of art, our conservators and preservation specialists provide the highest level of skill and knowledge in the conservation treatment and long-term preservation of your most valued objects.

Our clients benefit from the collaborative efforts that our specialists bring to the conservation of paintings, fine art on paper, sculpture, photographs, historic documents and textiles.  We offer in-house preservation mounting for art and memorabilia, conservation picture framing and custom archival storage solutions; ensuring the highest quality of service at every stage of your project.

All work undertaken by Georgian Bay Art Conservation follows the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice established by the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC).

FEATURED SERVICES

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CONSERVATION & RESTORATION

Specializing in the treatment of:

  • Paintings
  • Murals & Architectural Arts
  • Fine Art On Paper
  • Archival Materials
  • Photographic Media
  • Digital Restoration & Reproductions
  • Textiles
  • Sculpted & Painted Objects
  • Wood, Plaster or Gilded Frames

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CUSTOM FRAMING
& ARCHIVAL STORAGE

Proper storage and display are essential to the long-term preservation of works of art, family heirlooms, and memorabilia.  Our framing specialists are committed to providing our clients with custom, museum quality, mounting, framing, and storage solutions that will enhance and respect the unique preservation needs of your most valued objects. View our selection of antique arced frames and replacement convex glass.

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MUSEUM & GALLERY
SERVICES

Working alongside curators, archivists, and gallery technicians our conservators are available for:

  • Conservation treatment
  • On-site collection surveys & condition assessments
  • Mount making & museum standard framing
  • Consultation for storage,
    exhibition & handling guidelines
  • Disaster planning & recovery
  • Fire, flood & mold remediation

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“For this generation and the next… We are dedicated to preserving objects of artistic, historic, or personal significance”

Digital

Silver Gelatin Photograph

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Textiles

Embroidery

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Sculpture

Cast Bronze Buddha

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Photos

Hand Coloured Platinum Print

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Paper

Screen Print

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Paintings

Oil on Canvas

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What Our Clients Say

We recently had 3 different pictures and frames revamped and restored by Amber at GBAC. Amber's professional knowledge and expertise allowed her to assist our varied requirements for each picture. Together we even discovered a hidden 100-year-old lithograph, under a seascape! Amber was able to restore it and it's antique frame to its original glory and all within the assigned budget for the overall project. The experience was positive and we are very pleased with the updated end results.

Michael & Jane Dunn
Michael & Jane Dunn
Owen Sound, Ontario

Just writing to let you know how much we are enjoying the painting you restored for us.

After decades of neglect and poor storage the damage was extensive. There were two tears, several holes, and a layer of dirt and grime over the entire painting. With so much damage we doubted that anything could be done with it.

You and your staff have done a tremendous restoration! The painting is so bright and full light. The images are clear and sharp. It was a pleasure to work with you Amber, in bringing this painting back to life. We will enjoy it for many years to come. We will gladly recommend you to anyone who wishes to have their paintings restored.

Ken & Cheryl Doubt
Ken & Cheryl Doubt
Chesley, Ontario

I took a large, beautiful and valuable work of art to Georgian Bay Art Conservation after it had languished at another establishment for a year and a half. The restoration involved extensive testing and it wasn't a quick fix, which was explained from the start. Amber kept me apprised of what was happening on a periodic basis. She successfully resolved the issue - mould or acid leaching- and it is in like-new condition again with state-of-the-art backing and framing. I have no hesitation in recommending Amber's work. She is professional, dependable and fair in her costing.

Bonnie B.
Bonnie B.
Ontario, Canada

Amber was instrumental in restoring and preserving a family tree that I inherited 22 years ago. It was a large 33 x 61 inch print with very elaborate and artistic drawings and German calligraphy.  Originally it was hand drawn by a German relative in 1970. When I received the framed print one third of it was illegible so it was hidden in a closet to prevent further fading.  When downsizing I decided to have the print restored. The conservation team at GBAC willingly took on the restoration of the oversized print. I was grateful for Amber’s extensive knowledge and expert advice on how to proceed with the project. She collaborated with me on every step of the project. Her strong research skills were instrumental in deciphering the WWII maps on the print and restoring the original calligraphy. The perfectionist in Amber produced a restored print that is equal to or superior to the quality of the original print. I will be forever grateful to Amber and her preservation team for their expert restoration of a family treasure.

Lisa Wilson
Lisa Wilson
Markdale, Ontario

Thank-you for working your magic on the Buddha statue. It is so beautiful. I made a Shrine with it at the Grey Roots Theater. All of the events were a wonderful success. Many thanks.

Kim Scarrow
Kim Scarrow
Owen Sound, Ontario
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