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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Office Manager / Customer Service – FT/PT The ideal candidate for this long term, full or part time position should have an interest in art, history and preservation, as well as a minimum of three years’ experience...

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Restoring and Preserving WWII Aircraft Nose Art.

Old World Restorations recently restored and preserved a small remnant of WWII Aircraft Nose Art. The tightly rolled and hardened painting on canvas was first softened, relaxed and carefully flattened. The paint and ground layers were consolidated and stabilized, before...

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Art in Miniature

Portrait miniatures began to flourish in 16th century Europe and continued through the 17th and 18th centuries. Portrait miniatures were often used to introduce people to each other over distances.  Soldiers and sailors would carry miniatures of their loved ones...

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Masking and cellophane tape should not be used to mend books, prints, documents and photos.

Until recently, the tapes most frequently used to mend torn paper were masking tape and cellophane tape. Both have rubber based adhesive. As these adhesives oxidize, they pass through distinct stages of deterioration. Initially, there is a period of little...

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Treasured Icon Restored

What a privilege it was for Old World Restorations to be entrusted with the restoration and conservation treatment of an important icon and treasured gift from the Pope to Mother of God Church in Covington, KY. The icon of Our...

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Old rolled paper documents and maps should only be opened with extreme care.

Documents, letters, maps, architectural drawings, newspapers, and works of art on paper that have been rolled or folded for long periods of time may sometimes be flattened using carefully controlled humidification. The following post will show you how to unroll...

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Preserving Family Photographs

The life expectancy of a photograph is dependent upon the care and handling that it receives.  Photographs can easily be damaged by improper handling, storage, display and framing.  There are however, things that you can and should do to safeguard these...

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Restoring Picture Frames

So you have an old frame that you absolutely adore, but it's just not its old self anymore? Perhaps it looks worn, discolored and is even cracked, broken or missing in places. Old World Restorations can help!  We do frame and...

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Selecting a Conservator

When damage occurs to art, antiques, photographs and historic documents you should seek the advice of an experienced conservator. A professional conservator can diagnose problems, provide treatment options when necessary, prescribe a maintenance plan and recommend proper display and storage...

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Gilding

Gilding adds Quality and Value In the art world, nothing makes a piece stand out more than a gold overlay. Gilding is a decorative process in which gold leaf or dust is applied to a surface. This process can be...

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Restoring Furniture

Secrets to Keeping Your Furniture in Good Condition  Old World Restorations is well-experienced with furniture restoration, but we also want to help you keep your furniture in the best condition possible so that you can continue to enjoy it as...

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Art Restoration Services | Old World Restorations Cincinnati

We provide so many art restoration services that it's hard to keep track of them all - which isn't exactly a bad thing. It just means we do it all! We have been providing art restoration services collectors, individual people,...

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Photo Restoration Process | Old World Restoration

How does someone go about restoring an old or damaged photo? How would you breathe new life into something so old and weathered? Well, it's not easy, we'll tell you that! But it ultimately depends on: 1) what kind of...

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