WHAT IS MY PIECE WORTH?
GBAC is not licensed as an appraisal service. If you are interested in pursuing the history, provenance, or value of your piece, please contact us to schedule an appointment with our accredited fine art appraiser.
IS GBAC INSURED?
Yes, GBAC is insured and we carry coverage for $500,000 on artworks. Larger valuations can be addressed on an individual basis. The studio is also located in a secure building, alarmed and equipped with fire-suppression equipment.
DOES GBAC WORK WITH INSURANCE CLAIMS?
Yes, GBAC is happy to work with your insurance company to address any claims relating to damaged works of art. In the past GBAC has helped its clients work through minor incidents and major disasters such as fire and flood. Please view our Disaster Recovery and Insurance Claims service page for more information.
I WOULD PREFER NOT TO MOVE MY PIECE. HOW WOULD A CONSERVATOR EXAMINE IT?
GBAC can provide an on-site assessment of your piece or collection depending on where you are located and the condition of the premises. Please contact one of our conservators to schedule an on-site assessment or to get a quote.
I DO NOT LIVE IN OWEN SOUND. HOW DO I GET MY PIECE TO THE GBAC CONSERVATION STUDIO?
Please contact one of our conservators at (226) 923-2244 for assistance with transporting your piece to the studio. We are happy to recommend art transportation services and provide customized packing and shipping guidelines.
ARE THE MATERIALS AND CONSERVATON TREATMENTS REVERSIBLE?
Yes, all materials used by GBAC are fully reversible and specifically designed for conservation. In addition, all of the work conducted is in accordance with modern conservation practices, visible under UV light and easily removed. Visit our Conservation & Restoration service page for more information.
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE OVER THE PHONE OR EMAIL?
Generally it’s impossible to provide estimates over the phone. Each artwork must be closely examined in the studio or on-site with the clients present. If that is not possible a detailed description of the damage, including photographs, can be emailed or uploaded for review, but we cannot give a thorough assessment from pictures alone.