Insitju Fine Art and Conservation provides a bespoke service combining skilled British craftsmanship. From picture framing to restoration, frame conservation and gilding, we also specialise in all types of picture frames using techniques including gilding and the construction of carved frames and over mantle mirrors.
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In situ (/ in ‘sitju:, - “saitju:, - “si:-/; (often not italicised in English) is a Latin phrase that translates literally to "on site". Its also a very good bottle of wine! Our name, Insitju Framing & Conservation Ltd was conceived from the In Situ Reserva wine and the concept of conservation on site:
“frescoes have been left in situ” - “conservation work carried out on site or in place” “in the original place”.
Our Picture Framing & Fine Art Restoration Story
Insitju was set up in 2012, initially based in Ivybridge, moving to a larger unit in Ermington in 2014. However, we outgrew our premises again and have finally relocated to Modbury. As a limited Company, registered at Companies House Insitju provides accountability, professional standing and security in the knowledge that the company is well established and reliant. We are now stockists of Guild Design paints, which we use on our hand made and hand finished frames as well as offering contemporary & traditional frames. We are a small family business with a personal touch and we pack a great deal into the quality of products we offer.
The Guild Advantage
Since 1910 the Fine Art Trade Guild has been setting standards that are recognised by the art and framing industry worldwide. As Guild members, we uphold the standards and qualifications developed by the Guild, which are designed to help customers buy with confidence. For more information, visit the Guild website at: www.fineartguild.co.uk.
Institute of Conservation (ICON)
Icon’s vision is for cultural heritage to be valued and accessible and for its future to be enhanced and safeguarded by excellence in conservation.
They represent nearly 2,500 individuals and organisations. Icon’s membership incorporates not only professional conservators and conservation scientists, but also volunteers, heritage professionals and many others who share a commitment to improving understanding of and access to our cultural heritage.