Philosophy

Our aim as conservators is to preserve as much original historic fabric of a building or work of art as possible.  This philosophy is in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works as well as the United States Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Preservation of Historic Buildings. 

No material will be replaced indiscriminately to save money and time or to improve aesthetics. We are often required to design innovative physical and chemical treatments to meet this end.  Wherever possible, tested, reversible, and non-destructive treatments will be implemented. In all cases we avoid the use of harsh and potentially damaging substances. 

All of our work is fully documented and the reason for the use of particular material or approach is always justified at the outset.