Condition Reports and Condition Surveys

Condition reports from a trusted, authoritative source are a crucial tool for collectors and professionals working in the arts and heritage sector. Our detailed, impartial condition reports and surveys:

  • Provide the information needed to make informed decisions prior to purchasing works of art
  • Provide the information needed to make informed decisions about display and storage
  • Identify items at risk in their current environment and pieces in need of treatment
  • Give peace of mind when shipping
  • Give peace of mind when loaning a single work or entire collection
  • Play a vital role in supporting applications for conservation funding, or when submitting an insurance claim
  • Allow resources to be allocated where they are most needed
  • Identify items most suitable for display, loan, or handling
  • Aid preventive strategies e.g. regarding handling and storage
  • Inform interventive treatment decisions

Our condition reports and surveys are bespoke, and only undertaken after a full consultation process to establish the unique needs of the individual client or collection. If requested, these reports can include recommendations for treatment, or for further analysis using scientific material analysis.

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Covid-19 Update | After careful consideration and in line with Government guidelines, Plowden & Smith has reopened following a brief closure and will once again be providing our restoration services. The wellbeing of our clients and employees remains our utmost priority.