Longevity Art Preservation specializes in fine art research and preservation of artworks from all time periods, antiquity to contemporary.

 

Services include:
Conservation condition examination and reporting
Conservation of paintings, frames, murals, and architectural surfaces 
Technical photography including high-resolution imaging under visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light
Paint analysis using pigment and binding media identification
Analysis of painting stratigraphy with cross-sectional optical microscopy
Wood and fiber identification
Historic paint analysis of architecture with in situ excavations, sampling, microscopy, material documentation, color matching, and color measurement
Climate studies and monitoring
Art Preservation Index® stability assessments and reports
Elemental Fingerprinting for documentation and security
Comprehensive forensic analysis reporting for all techniques
Collections consulting and art advisory services
Longevity Art Preservation has carried out analysis, treatment, and consulting on works by:
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Andy Warhol
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Robert Rauschenberg
Pablo Picasso
Barnett Newman
Victor Vasarely
Willem de Kooning
Wassily Kandinsky
Yayoi Kusama
Damien Hirst
Sam Francis
Salvador Dalí
Frida Kahlo
Diego Rivera
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Claude Monet
Albert Bierstadt
Frank Lloyd Wright
Richard Neutra
and many more

Methods and Techniques of Analysis

Longevity aims to characterize the materials present on a work of art using scientific analysis techniques, with a focus on their relationship to the artwork and its timeframe of creation. Methods include: condition examination, high-resolution technical photography (under visible, ultraviolet, and infrared lights), multispectral imaging (MSI), cross-sectional optical microscopy (XSEC), polarized light microscopy (PLM), portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (p-XRF), macro X-ray fluorescence scanning (MA-XRF), fiber optics reflectance spectroscopy (FORS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), and gas-chromatography mass spectroscopy (GC-MS)
 

Elemental Fingerprinting

Longevity Art Preservation has developed a product called an Elemental Fingerprint using XRF technology. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) uses X-rays to detect elements that make pigments within paint, metal alloys in sculpture and jewelry, and many more objects. The process creates a unique fingerprint of each collection item that can be used to identify it in the future. This information contributes to provenance, decreases fraud, and impedes the forgery market. The process is non-invasive and can be carried out in situ. The technology is well-established, stable and widely accepted. The process is also fast and inexpensive. Please get in touch with questions.

 

For inquiries, please contact​:

 

Emily MacDonald-Korth

President and Chief Conservator-Scientist 

info@artlongevity.com

Miami, FL and worldwide

 

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