+ Andrea Morse, Principal Conservator: An AIC Professional Associate since 1994, Ms. Morse has over 25 years of conservation experience with an emphasis on public art and museum surveys. From 1975 to 1993, she was a member of the conservation staff at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Department of Objects Conservation.
In 1997, Ms. Morse joined Sculpture Conservation Studio as President and Principal Conservator. Since then, she has overseen the majority of the studio’s surveys and projects, specializing in the large-scale outdoor sculpture projects.
Starting in 1998 to the present, Ms. Morse helped initiate and continues to participate in the Public Art Committee Panel, a program between City of Los Angeles Department of Public Art, conservators, and the public. Ms. Morse has written and co-authored numerous conservation papers and regularly lectures on public art and conservation as a means of raising awareness of conservation issues in the public sector.
+ Elizabeth Patt, Assistant Conservator: As the Assistant Conservator for Sculpture Conservation Studio, Ms. Patt is responsible for artwork assessments, treatment proposals and reports, conservation research, performing sculpture maintenance and collection care, as well as performing in studio conservation and restoration work under the guidance of the principal conservator. Ms. Patt has experience maintaining and conserving a wide range of historic and contemporary objects of different mediums including metals, ceramics, stone, glass, wood, and plastics.
Elizabeth graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in History and Art History in 2010. She studied Historic Preservation at the University of Southern California in 2016. She has held a wide range of positions in galleries and museums around Los Angeles over the past ten years including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Autry Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Art Gallery services. She has also completed internships at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the National Army Museum in London.
+ Alex Sandoval Sr., Lead Senior Technician: Mr. Sandoval heads the historic preservation and restoration department with over 25 years of experience. Mr. Sandoval specializes in murals, decorative painting, sculpting, terrazzo, concrete, iron, bronze and glass. Alex's expertise in mural work includes cleaning, varnish removal and re-application, re-touching and restoring damaged canvases, panels and substrates.
He has also worked to restore such prestigious projects as the History of Transportation Mural in Inglewood, the Hollenbeck Police Extension Mural in East Los Angeles as well as the Watts Towers. Alex's restoration project portfolio also includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Hollywood, Catalina Island Casino in Avalon, the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, the El Dorado Lofts, the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles, Museum of Man San Diego, Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles, and the Cal Tech Campus in Pasadena. He was the Historic Restoration Manager at preservation/restoration firm for five years prior to joining Sculpture Conservation Studio.
+ Carlos Flores, Senior Technician: Mr. Flores has fifteen years of experience working in historic restoration and construction. From 2000 - 2008, he was part of the Watts Towers restoration team. Also, Mr. Flores was part of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake reinforcement/restoration initiative. He specializes in electrical work, welding, masonry, and brick restoration.
+ Paris Gulbro Patt, Senior Conservation Technician and IT Specialist: Mr. Patt has eight years experience with wood restoration, specializing in lacquer finish work for antique and contemporary instrument repair. He studied under master craftsmen, moving from apprentice to journeyman positions with several wood specialists. He also studied electronics analysis, signal flow, and computer technology during this time as would be applied to contemporary digital art pieces. He joined Sculpture Conservation Studio in 2015.
+ Meghan Pursell, Studio Manager: Ms. Pursell handles the day to day operation of Sculpture Conservation Studio, including client relations, invoicing, and project management. She graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Pennsylvania in 2010. She has completed internships in painting conservation at the Barnes Foundation, publications and photography archives at Curatorial Assistance, and development at the Allentown Art Museum. Ms. Pursell is also an accomplished artist, specializing in interactive arts.