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

 

A leader in forensic analysis of paintings and architectural finishes, Longevity offers research services with an in-house and mobile analytical laboratory. Comprehensive technical analysis and historic finish investigation reports can be used toward authentication research, to reveal the appearance of original historic finishes, and to inform conservation treatments.

Preservation services:

Conservation condition examination, photodocumentation, and reporting
Conservation treatment of paintings, frames, murals, and architectural surfaces
 
On-site surveys of collections for condition and conservation priorities 
Collections consulting and art advisory services
 
Art Preservation Index® stability assessments and reports
Elemental Fingerprinting for documentation and security

 

Material and technical analysis of paintings:

 

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.


High-resolution multi-band multi-modal imaging to document the current condition of the painting, identify the location and character of varnish layers, characterize autofluorescent materials, distinguish areas of restoration, and image layers beneath the design layer such as underdrawings, inscriptions, and compositional alterations
 

Analysis of painting stratigraphy and original techniques of the artist, pigment and binding media identification, and wood and fiber identification
 

 

Architectural finishes analysis:
 

Historic architectural finishes analysis through in situ excavations, sampling, microscopy, material documentation, color matching, and color measurement
 

 

Analysis of outdoor sculpture and collection objects:
 

Paint and finish characterization, metal identification, and analysis of other original and restoration materials
 

 

Analytical techniques:


Technical photography using visible, ultraviolet, and infrared radiation, including multispectral imaging


Portable and macro X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
 

Polarized light microscopy
 

Cross-sectional optical microscopy
 

Fiber optic reflectance spectroscopy
 

Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy
 

Raman spectroscopy
 

Color matching and measurement using the
 

Munsell system and colorimetry
 

Climate studies and monitoring

 

 
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
Rembrandt van Rijn
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

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 affordable. 

 

For inquiries, please contact​:

 

Emily MacDonald-Korth

President and Chief Conservator-Scientist 

info@artlongevity.com

Miami, FL and worldwide

 

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