The Conservation Center is dedicated to the long-term preservation of artworks and heirlooms. We proudly provide the highest standard of care to ensure the longevity of your collection.
The Conservation Center is the largest and most comprehensive private art conservation laboratory in the country. With over 30 years of experience, The Center is a leader in the field of art preservation, evolving new treatments and methods to adapt to the rapidly-changing art world. We have cared for fine art from some of the country’s most prestigious private collections, museums, galleries, insurance companies, and corporations. Our conservators are expertly trained in the treatment of paintings, works of art on paper, photographs, textiles, murals, antique and fine furniture, rare books, frames and gilding, objects, and sculpture.
Founded in 1983, The Center grew from a handful of painting conservators to more than 30 staff members with a wide range of specializations. In 2012, The Conservation Center moved from Chicago’s River North neighborhood to its new home in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor in West Town. With the help of Studio Gang Architects, we revitalized a late 19th century warehouse, previously used to store gold, into a state-of-the-art conservation laboratory.