RESTORE A FAMILY HEIRLOOM

From restoring antique sculpture to dented teapots and serveware, our staff of trained metalsmiths is on hand to make your metalwork as good as new.
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HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Metal Museum's Repair & Restoration Lab takes on metal repair projects year-round. Our in-house Repair Specialist, Kevin Burge, has worked in the Museum's repair lab for over a decade. Past projects include broken or dented statues, lamps, serving ware such as teapots or metal trays, bed frames, antiques, and more.

REPAIR PROCESS

Repair projects must be inspected in person before a cost estimate can be given. Please bring your item to the Metal Museum's Smithy and leave your name, email address, and phone number. Turn time for most projects is 6-8 weeks; welding projects may take longer.

FOR APPRAISALS

By law, the Metal Museum is unable to make appraisals for artwork. We recommend contacting an accredited appraiser in your area. For assistance finding an appraiser, you may contact:

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS

555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125

Herndon, VA 20170

asainfo@appraisers.org | (800) 272-8258

f (703) 742-8471

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS

230 E. Ohio St. Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60611

isa@isa-appraisers.org | (312) 224-2567

f (312) 644-8557

REPAIR SERVICES INCLUDE

  • welding of bronze, steel, aluminum, and cast iron

  • soldering

  • casting of missing parts

  • dent removal and bend straightening

  • patina matching and faux-finishing (chemical or paint)

  • polishing and waxing

  • minor enamel repair 

  • minor jewelry repair

  • small parts sandblasting

  • statuary repair

  • pitch work

  • copper pot re-tinning

  • handle resetting

  • knife sharpening (only during Repair Days)


At this time, the Repair & Restoration Lab does not provide plating services.

TESTIMONIAL

 

"What a gorgeous result! Can't say enough about Katelyn and the rest of your team with numerous other projects they have worked on for us."

–LES BURSON, REPAIR CLIENT

For more information, please contact our Repair & Restoration Specialist, Kevin Burge, at burge@metalmuseum.org