If you need assistance, we are available 24/7

Our team of project managers, conservators, and art handlers are assisting with art recovery efforts for flood damage caused by Hurricane Florence.

Call: 888-377-5669
Text: 312-344-0331


Practical Tips to Maximize the Recovery of Water Damaged Collections

  • Before entering the damaged property, please check with local authorities it is safe to return.

  • Take images and videos of the collection upon arrival.

  • Identify priority items.

  • Contact a conservator to assist with the recovery and triage of affected items.

  • Time is of the essence, the sooner the items are addressed, the more successful the treatment results.

  • Wear gloves and respirators when handling items.

  • Relocate items to a secured, climate controlled environment.

  • To help deter mold, the works should be staged in a well lit, climate controlled environment with fans for air circulation.

  • Look for detached elements and fragments, store in bags with the item for future treatment.

  • Remove drawers from wet cabinets to remove water and wet items, as well as to facilitate drying and deter mold growth.

  • Do not force swollen drawers open as that may cause further damage.

  • When moving compromised items, please be aware that they are likely structurally compromised, and handled accordingly to avoid further damage.

  • It is important to never assume that a piece cannot be treated, always check with a conservator for options.

  • The sooner a conservator is contacted, the better the potential results of recovery.

Need Assistance? Contact our national hotline:

Call: 888-377-5669
Text: 312-344-0331

 Residential area flooding caused by hurricane
  Hurricane Florence as seen from the NASA International Space Station, September 14, 2018    Source…

Hurricane Florence as seen from the NASA International Space Station, September 14, 2018
Source…

  Detail of an oil painting on canvas housed within a gilded frame, recovered from contaminated flood water

Detail of an oil painting on canvas housed within a gilded frame, recovered from contaminated flood water


We are...

A consortium of art industry professionals committed to disaster planning and response services for artwork, sculpture, works on paper, murals, objects, gilt objects, frames, antique and fine furniture.

Our professional team is on call to respond to emergencies including fire, flooding, or accidental damage. In addition to safeguarding artifacts, we ensure accurate inventory, safe evacuation, transportation, and climate controlled storage.  DPR provides expert conservation and preservation services. We offer consulting services to educate collectors on the care, maintenance and display of their collections. As well as custom disaster response plans designed to protect collections from potential vulnerability.

DPR Art Rescue helps facilitate the management of art related claims and offers consulting for claim related cost adjustment and expert opinion related to: damage and condition, conservation treatment design and prior treatments, as well as research and reporting for specific claim adjustments.


Our Clients

Private collections
Museums
Corporate collections
Universities
Insurance firms /claims specialists


Contact Information

For project or claim related inquiries, please feel welcome to contact:

April Hann Lanford
Vice President
Director of Client Services and Disaster Response
(312) 243-9747 | april@dprartrescue.com

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Click the image above to download DPR Art Rescue brochure

 

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