Melanie Brussat Sculpture Conservation

Services provided:

  • Condition assessment of collections or individual objects
  • Estimates of the cost of treatment
  • Photographs and documentation of treatment
  • Treatment (e.g. cleaning, repair) of sculpture in several media
  • Advice on long-term care and maintenance
  • Consultation for packing and shipping works of art
  • Consultation for storage of works of art
I work with the client to determine the course of treatment.  Before beginning any intervention, I will go over what I plan to do, and give the owner an estimate of the cost and time frame.  If warranted, I will also give multiple options for the level of repair: for example, complete restoration or the "archaeological approach", which leaves repairs visible.  If the situation changes over the course of treatment, I consult with the client before making any changes to the initial plan.  I provide photographs showing the work of art before and after treatment, as well as a treatment report detailing the materials used, steps involved, and advice on long-term care and maintenance. 

As a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.