As one of the nation’s leading private art restoration and conservation laboratories, The Conservation Center has cared for fine art from some of the country’s most prestigious museums, galleries, insurance companies, corporations, and private collections. The Center is the largest facility of its kind in the nation.

Founded in 1983, The Center has grown to include thirty conservators, artisans, and administrators trained from around the world. We provide treatments that satisfy the criteria of the most discerning collectors and institutions. The Conservation Center’s expert staff, well-equipped studios, and refined quality of service offer the highest standards in the field.

As a conservation company, we understand our role as partners and stewards in the care of your treasured collections. Therefore, we take every measure to honor an artist’s original intent and characteristics. This is our role as conservators and represents the heart of what we do.


The Conservation Center's 30th Anniversary Company Video

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The Center in the News

Chicago Magazine  (02/01/2015): "Forever Young (1)"

Chicago Magazine  (02/01/2015): "Forever Young (2)"

Chicago Tribune  (07/16/2014): ""Merchandise Mart Lobby Murals Come Back to Life""

The New York Times  (02/06/2014): ""Where Lincoln Sat, Transfixed by Todd""

McDonough Voice  (01/09/2014): "New Deal art exhibit will open Jan. 18."

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