Oil Paintings

Recovery Priority during the first 24-48 hours:

  • If staff is unsure how to proceed, consult a painting conservator. To find a qualified painting conservator, contact American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
  • Wear thin plastic gloves. Wet items are easily torn, so handle them carefully by the edges and support them underneath.
  • Immediately dry.
  • Drain and carry horizontally.