Stone Conservation

Our team of stone conservators design and implement treatments that are guided by stonework techniques and rigorous conservation processes. Stone conservation encompasses a broad range of specialty treatments aimed to preserve historic objects for future generations. Factors such as climate, pollution, and past maintenance treatments influence speed and level of degradation, and impact the ability to sustain stone structures, art, and objects into the future.

Conservation treatments are always applied in a minimally invasive and entirely reversible way, should a better technique become available in the future. A thorough assessment of the damage and the examination of all possible options precedes the determination of any specific treatment. New technologies, such as laser ablation, can offer safer, less invasive, and more environmentally friendly approaches to stone conservation.