The Conservation Center is going to celebrate its 30 Year Anniversary this August. Look forward to a special newsletter, taking a retrospective look at The Conservation Center.
The Glessner House Museum is a significant fixture in Chicago's rich architectural landscape. The home, belonging to john and Frances Glessner, was designed by celebrated American architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886) and his only remaining commission in Chicago today.
On September 12th, we debuted our stunning new conservation laboratory - designed by Jeanne Gang and her staff at Studio Gang Architects - with a VIP reception and tour of the facility. With 16-foot ceilings, large arched windows, and a Geo-thermal HVAC system, the LEED certified building is the new home of The Conservation Center. With natural light-flooded spaces, the conditions are wonderful for the delicate and detailed work performed by the conservators. Heather Becker, CEO of The Conservation Center, says, "We now have a space to match the breadth and depth of our work."
The Conservation Center is the fine art conservation sponsor for EXPO CHICAGO this September 20-23 at Navy Pier. The Conservation Center's team of conservators will be on call for the dealers, handling any art or framing emergencies that may arise.
In honor of our company move, we are encouraging visitors to come and tour our new location. During the months of July and August, we are offering a 10% courtesy on conservation and custom framing!
The Conservation Center often assists museums, institutions, foundations and non-profit organizations with the presentation and care of their collections. Aside from providing a wide array of conservation services, The Center's experts are always on hand to consult on long-term preservation planning, on the display, packing, transport and long-term storage of collections, or to help formulate Disaster Response plans. Our conservators are also brought in on projects to provide courier services and condition reports for lending institutions, or to help with the final stages of exhibition preparation.
The Conservation Center is the conservation sponsor for The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design that will be held on September 20-23, 2012. The five-day event at Navy Pier’s Festival Hallwill establish Chicago as a pre-eminent art fair location and cultural destination. Throughout the event, The Center will have a booth on-site with conservators working on pieces as they would in our laboratory.
The Conservation Center’s CEO, Heather Becker, serves on the board of several fantastic organizations such as Landmarks Illinois, The Redmoon Theater, The Chicago Network and The Glessner House Museum. In the next few months they have important events you may want to consider attending. We hope to see you there!
The Center was proud to be a part of Chicago Ideas Week this October, offering a program called “The Marriage of Art and Science: A Behind the Scenes Tour of an Art Conservation Laboratory.” Our CEO, Heather Becker, received a wonderful response from an attendee that we would like to share...