Art Restoration Experts provides insurance claims assistance for damaged art, antiques and memorabilia. A Chicago-based art restoration company, we help insurance adjusters and art collectors nationwide by evaluating and restoring damaged artwork after a fire, flood, or other disasters.
As art conservators, Art Restoration Experts specializes in working with insurance adjusters, homeowners, and art institutions to assess and restore fine art and collectibles after a fire, water loss, or other accidental damage. We work with claims adjusters to determine the extent and nature of the damage and the best restoration methods for the situation. Our evaluation process includes using microscopic, UV, infrared, and X-ray technologies and forensic analysis to identify pre- and post-loss damage, condition history, and any previous alterations to the artwork. We determine which mediums and materials the artist used and whether or not there are any inherent vices in these materials. Our team of art restoration professionals will submit recommendations to the insurance adjuster and art collector about what can be restored and the most effective methods to achieve this. Art Restoration Experts will also work with living artists to preserve the integrity of the artwork under the Visual Artists Act of 1990 (VARA). We will provide both the insurance company and the insured with the information and expert analysis needed to process the claim.
Art Restoration Experts understands the need to mitigate the damage to valuable art and collectibles quickly. In cases of both water losses and fire damage, taking immediate and appropriate action can prevent further costly damage or total loss. Water damage can weaken the integrity of the artwork, and it can also lead to the growth of mold and other toxins, which will cause the piece to deteriorate further. Smoke and soot from a fire can be equally as hazardous to art and antiques. It is critical to work with an experienced art conservator because improper handling and cleaning techniques can lead to further damage, such as embedding soot deeper into the piece. Art Restoration Experts is certified in fine art repair, and we have decades of experience handling residential and commercial claims of all sizes. We will restore your painting, sculpture, mural, icon, photograph, or antique to its pre-loss condition, using the best methods for your individual needs.
Our seasoned team has decades of experience working with major insurance companies across the United States, and we will guide you through the claims process, making it a turnkey experience. Art Restoration Experts can help you with all aspects of your insurance claim whether you have a fine art insurance policy or your artwork is covered under a homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. We can help you to file your insurance claim, and we will work with your insurance adjuster. Art Restoration Experts will provide all of the evaluation documentation required by your insurance company, and we will help your adjuster to expedite the processing of your claim. Upon insurance company approval, we will provide you with museum-quality restoration services, and keep you informed through each step of the art conservation process.
Art Restoration Experts is one of the United States’ leading experts in insurance claims that involve damaged fine art, paintings, antiques, heirlooms, collectibles and photographs. We have the knowledge and expertise necessary to properly handle and restore highly valuable art and important personal treasures. Located in Chicago, we are known in the insurance community for our ability to safely and quickly transport fine art and collectables to and from any location in the United States, using specialized secure methods. We understand the need to mitigate the damage to your artwork quickly, and we provide 24-hour emergency response. With cutting edge technology, a state-of-the-art lab and artisans with training and experience in the latest techniques, we are the industry’s premier experts in handling difficult art restoration cases. Whether your art restoration needs are simple or complex, Art Restoration Experts will provide you with a comprehensive solution.