Most people associate “repair” old pictures, retouch, or digital image processing using Photoshop. Our concern is, however, to get the original in particular. This includes not only the aesthetics but also the history of a photograph. So also all the damage they have experienced in the course of their existence, since these may also provide important information for historians or researchers. Restored to this level is “as little as possible, as much as necessary”. On the one hand, we are concerned with the processing of individual photographs or photo albums on the other hand, the long-term preservation of large photographic collections and negative inventories at public institutions, in archives and museums. Conservation strategies are primarily preemptive. Damaging influences, such as acidic packaging materials, unfavorable climatic conditions and damaging lighting at exhibitions, are examined and altered.
Our services are targeted to museums, archives, photographers, artists, galleries, auction houses and, of course, private collectors. Through our knowledge and specialization on ancient photographic processes, we are able to get important information from a photography, beyond what its pictorial content transmits. We have experience in damage assessment. We have a work network with other photorestaurators, museologists and students, which allows us to take large orders, which self-employed restaurateurs could not fulfill. Flexibility and mobility are our strengths.An existing collection of historical photographic processes and its paths to deterioration enables us to offer specialist training and further education for students and museum staff.