In order to provide a cost estimate, the conservator should ideally see the photograph in person, in order to examine it and devise a treatment proposal. Contact us to schedule an appointment at the conservation lab or on site. At this initial stage, a written report is not produced, and there is no fee for this preliminary assessment.
In some cases it may be possible to do a general assessment of condition and give a cost estimate based on pictures. You can send them to us by email.
What types of pictures are needed to request a cost estimate?
To give a good idea of the condition of the photograph, pictures of its front and back are necessary. The pictures should show the whole photograph, including the edges of the object. Additional detail pictures of damage are useful. The pictures should be taken in day light. An object indicating the size of the photograph is necessary, a ruler is a great option, but a coin can also be used to provide scale.