Conservation Studio For Art
Conservation Studio for Art, located in the beautiful Philadelphia Museum of Art area since 1983, is a professional association of highly skilled and dedicated art conservators and artists.
We specialize in the restoration of frames, goldleafing wood and plaster, and stone statuary.
Because most beautiful art objects in the past were created in more than one medium, their present restoration needs require more than one field of expertise. Conservation Studio for Art's purpose is to answer complex restoration problems with the best professional solution.
Being thorougly knowledgable in the use of Old World art techniques, along with modern technologies, we are able to plan and implement the best possible conservation solution for each individual project.
We can say with confidence that we can match any existing color and texture and restore any three-dimensional object to its original beauty.
Often, we restore the objects of art that have been turned down by other professionals due to the degree of difficulty.
All methods and materials are employed in accordance with conservation principles of reversability, with meticulous attention to detail and historical correctness.
Our professional interests reach far beyond conservation and restoration of art. We are also accomplished artists who work in our own studios creating our own art, such as paintings, sculpture, woodcarvings, etc.
We strongly believe that conservation, restoration and living art are inseperable and complimentary to each other.
Our services are being used by museums, institutions, and private collectors as well as designers and architects.
Welcome to The Conservation Studio for Art!
Matthew Szczepanowski touches up a 19th century white marble angel, which was vandalized. The picture below shows the condition before restoration.
Paul Efremoff is working on a 19th century frame.