Chicago Public Schools Art
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
United States Postal Service Art
The Field Museum Chicago
museum of contemporary art, chicago
Minnesota Historical Society Art
Painting Conservation

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

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Mural Conservation

Mural conservation is one of the major strengths of the laboratory. Working from coast-to-coast, we have conserved hundreds of murals in museums, post offices, court houses, public schools, churches, libraries and private residences.

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Additional Works

In addition to works on paper, Parma is able to expertly conserve trompe l’oeil, decorative stencil work, faux marble, secco murals, hand-painted wallpaper, and handpainted wood.

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On-Site Mural Conservation

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 PBS Almanac.

Experts in Restoring Damage
  • Discolored Varnish
  • Dirt & Grime
  • Holes & Tears
  • Flaking
  • Overpaint
  • Paint Loss
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