Painting Conservation

With age, a painting can darken, varnish can yellow, and dirt can accumulate.  In addition, water exposure, human negligence, and even poor restoration can damage paintings. Fortunately, most paintings, even those that appear to be ruined, can be saved.

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Mural Conservation

Working from coast-to-coast, Parma has conserved hundreds of murals from museums, churches, courthouses, public schools, libraries and homes.  Historic murals are precious and they need to be saved.

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Project Videos

Video courtesy of PBS Almanac

Minnesota State Capitol Building

Parma Conservation traveled to St. Paul, MN to conserve four Supreme Court murals painted by the “grandfather” of the mural movement in America,  John La Farge.

Video courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

The Playroom Mural

Conservation of the Playroom Mural at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park home.  The mural was designed by Wright and painted by the artist Charles Corwin.

Video courtesy of Chicago Works – City of Chicago TV

Blackstone Library Murals

Century-old murals are revealed at Blackstone Memorial Library. Artist Oliver Dennett Grover and architect Solon S. Beman collaborated to deliver a beaux arts icon to the City of Chicago.

Video courtesy of The Chicago Sun Times

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church

The conservation of Thaddeus Zukotynski’s 120 year-old masterpiece, “The Triumph of the Risen Christ”. 

Experts in Conservation
  • Old Masters Paintings
  • Historic Murals
  • Modern Paintings
  • Ornate frames
  • In-house X-Rays
  • Infrared Photography
  • Fine Art Insurance Claims
  • Consultation Services
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