Conservators and framers are professionals who work hand and hand to give the best care to your art. Artwork that is properly conserved, framed and maintained, will retain its appearance and value for generations to come.
The owner of a painting will normally think about conservation only when some form of damage has occurred. The procedure is to get advice from a paintings restorer in the form of an inspection, procedures and estimate. In short, if restoration is required far better it to be minimal intervention in the form of surface cleaning, canvas alignment and full checking of paint condition, stability and adhesion, than the problems of major paint loss and structural integrity caused by bad framing practice and general lack of care.