Oppenheimer Art Recovery is a specialized arm of Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. conservation and restoration services that offers disaster response for all types of artwork. Founded in 1969 by the conservator for the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Art Institute of Chicago to fulfill a need for professional conservation services in the private sector, we maintain an apprenticeship program and train our own staff , all of whom hold degrees in fine art and art history.
Our professional conservators, art packers, shippers, framers and support staff can handle everything from individual claims to catastrophic losses. Locations and affiliates in the Midwest, East and West coasts enable us to manage claims throughout the United States.
Our laboratories have developed and perfected techniques for all types of conservation and restoration. With our expertise in both art and science, Oppenheimer Art Recovery employs the attention to detail of old world craftsmanship while utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Each piece and problem is treated with singular care.
Our clients include major museums that require our particular expertise, smaller museums that do not have their own conservation facilities, galleries, institutions, insurance companies and private collectors nationwide. In addition to our conservation lab, we offer archival framing services applying the same attention to quality and detail. Frames can also be restored or replaced matching the originals.
From our initial response to recovering the work to restoration and archival framing we offer a comprehensive professional art recovery service.