Maintenance and care of outdoor sculpture and modern art collections in parks, gardens, and public settings, present unique challenges. The uncontrolled environment, handing, wear, and abuse from graffiti subjects surfaces and original finishes to deterioration and damage. In addition, materials found in modern art frequently don’t demonstrate the long-term resilience of traditional bronze or stone sculpture.
Material testing and analysis can inform and guide the development of special conservation treatments. Involving the artist further aligns restoration efforts with the original intent for material exposure and aging over time.
Our conservation team’s unparalleled ability to evaluate the condition of outdoor sculpture, monuments, and modern art and to design appropriate restoration and protective treatments has led to being a trusted provider for significant private, corporate, institutional, and civic clients nationwide.