Cosultancy services, photo conservation services and assistance from out photo conservator. 

The conservation studio offers:

  • Advice and practical assistance in preventive conservation: storage climate and techniques, exhibition lighting, work treatment, choice of packaging, and presentation materials.
  • Planning and execution of conservation projects.
  • Advice and conservation-related assistance for exhibition projects.
  • Technical assessment of photographs: identification, status assessment/ damage assessment, documentation, and (if applicable) the drafting of a conservation plan.
  • Planning and execution of preliminary studies for assessing the preservation status of photographic collections (conservation surveys).
  • Assistance in the event of water and fire damages in museums and archives.

Consultancy services
In addition to being responsible for the museum’s own collection, the conservation studio at Preus Museum also offers help to other photographic collections. As part of the museum’s external consultancy services, the museum’s conservator may be engaged by other institutions and private individuals to provide advice and practical assistance, something that many public and private institutions and collectors have already benefitted from.

Select list of previous clients
The Munch Museum, the National Museum, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, the State Archives in Oslo, the National Archives of Norway, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the Royal Norwegian Navy Museum, the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Levanger Museum, the National Library, the Vestfoldarkivet archives, Telemark Museum, Galleriets Rammeverksted, Brodins Rammeverksted, Shoot Gallery Oslo.

If you would like a price estimate, please contact us.
Consultations over the phone lasting less than 30 minutes are free of charge.

We hope you find Preus Museum’s conservation services to be of interest.
For more information, please contact photo conservator Jens Gold.

In the series “… but what do they actually do at the museum?”, we can today relate a little tale from the conservation studio. At Comfort Hotell in Kristiansand in Southern Norway there were three large, gilt-framed “crayon enlargements”, that is enlarged photographs that were used as a basis for being overlaid with paint, pastel chalk, and pencil, so that the final work seems almost like a painting. The three pictures in question – featuring King Haakon VII, Queen Maud, and the young Crown Prince Olav – had hung there for over a century, and they needed some seeing to. The pictures were therefore sent to Preus Museum’s conservator Jens Gold, who carried out a photographic conservation of the pictures, while the gilt frames were sent to Sarah Eggen’s gilding workshop ( for retouching and conservation. The final result of the collaboration between these two skilled professionals has now been returned to the owner.

Lerretet teipes fast i rammen
av Jens Gold og Sara Eggen.

Nyforgylt ramme
gjennomført av Sarah Eggen

Vesle Kronprins Olav titter på oss

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fra et ferdig restaurert
"crayon enlargement" med original og nyrestaurert gullramme.
Vi ser refleksjonen av fotokonservator Jens Gold og forgyller Sarah Eggen.