Los Angeles / New York / Miami

Art gallery with Jeff Koons' 'Balloon Dog (Blue)'

Located between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, our Los Angeles studio provides our Californian and surrounding Western State clients with exceptional conservation services. We’re very proud to work with the city’s leading galleries and museums, as well as private clients. 

We're local, everywhere.

Each of our three studios provides the same broad range of specialist conservation expertise and services. Let’s talk.

Blanka Kielb, conservator, examining a canvas painting

Collections Management

Cyclical maintenance / Condition reports / Environmental monitoring, humidity levels, light levels, temperature / Mold inspections / Insect inspections Liaising with art handlers and storage facilities / Working with insurance companies/ Collections database

During treatment photograph shows a partially-removed, discolored varnish layer on a painted portrait

Conservation Treatment

Structural treatment / Surface stabilization / Flattening treatment / Damage repair / Surface cleaning / Varnish removal / Mold and pest remediation De-installation and rolling of oversized paintings

Micrograph of cotton fibers under crossed polars

Technical Analysis

XRF / Polarizing microscopy / Radiocarbon dating / X-Ray digital imaging / Infrared reflectography

Smoke clouds resulting from forest fire

Natural Disaster Preparedness

Condition reports prior to event / Condition assessments for insurance claims and loss adjustors / Overseeing the movement of artworks to and from safe storage

Sleeve of conservation tools next to a panel painting

Triage Treatments

Emergency treatments / Extraction from disaster sites
Conservation materials, including pigments, wax-resin, solvents and a magnifying loop

Conservation Consultancy

CAP services / Pre-purchase consultations / Consultation for lenders/borrowers / Condition Reports / Lecture series

ArtCare Conservators on a scissor lift applying a tissue facing to a large mural in Tampa

Project Management

Large-scale conservation projects / Managing extensive, multi-discipline collections

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Working with Institutions

Meet the team

Our accumulated knowledge across a range of disciplines means we are able to take care of even the most challenging and complex projects.

Oliver Watkiss ACR

CEO/Director, Partner

Veronica Romero PA

Chief Conservator, Partner

Kelly O’Neill MAC

Senior Conservator, Partner

Jean Dommermuth PA

Director NYC

Blanka Kielb MAC

Director LA

Blair Bailey PA

Paintings Conservator

Bitzy Couling MAC

Paintings Conservator

Rustin Levenson


Javier Hernandez

Managing Director, Partner

Alan Reid

Studio Manager

Blanka Kielb, Director at ArtCare Conservation Los Angeles

Speak to Blanka Kielb

If you’d like to discuss a project or you wish to speak with one of the experts in our Los Angeles team, please get in touch with Blanka Kielb who will be very pleased to help.


Contact us

We’re located in three of America’s greatest’s cities. Each studio provides the same broad range of expertise and services. Let’s talk.

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