- Condition reports and estimates are provided prior to sale and auction.
- Advice is given on environmental control and collection care.
- Collection surveys are undertaken.
- Independent reports for authentication and attribution are commissioned from outside experts.
- Advice is given on insurance, shipping and the framing and hanging of works of art.
- The studio is authorised with HMRC for inward processing relief (IPR). Paintings imported from outside the EU to be treated are authorised on our IPR, which allows customs duties and import VAT to be suspended.
- Katherine Ara can be called upon as an expert witness for legal proceedings that require expertise in assessing the condition and restoration of paintings.