Emergency response

An unexpected fire or water leakage - this can happen anywhere and anytime. In most cases it is crucial for the artworks to act fast and in the correct way.

Lion and Tiger has experience in emergency response and also advises clients on how to create an emergency response plan for their collection.

Who is responsible? What to do in case of a fire? Whom can I call? Those are all questions that need to be answered to create a solid emergency response plan that will help save or limit damage to an artwork. 

What to do when the painting has water damage?

  1. First immediately contact a restorer to assess the situation of the damaged painting in situ.

  2. If possible, remove the painting from the wet area and place it paint layer upwards onto a table. Make sure there is enough circulation, by placing f.ex. wooden blocks underneath the stretcher.

  3. Under no circumstances dry the painting with a hair dryer or hot air gun.

  4. Do not dry the painting by rubbing its surfaces with a fabric. This can damage the paint layer. 

What to do with a painting with mold or insect infestation?

  1. First contact a restorer to assess the situation of the damaged painting in situ. Lion and Tiger has extensive experience with treating mold and insect infestation and can assess the cause of the infestation.

  2. If possible, isolate the object, to not contaminate other works of art. 

What to do with a painting that suffered fire damage?

  1. First immediately contact a restorer to assess the situation of the damaged painting in situ.

  2. Always call a restorer to remove soot. Inappropriate removal of soot can irreversible damge the paint layer.

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Lion and Tiger
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T: 0657 183 664
M: info@lionandtiger.nl
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