Art gallery

For over forty years, our New York studio has been situated in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. From here, we provide a comprehensive fine art conservation service with a focus on murals, mid-century American artworks, and old masters.

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

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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 / Reflected infrared photography

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 following damage by hurricane, fire, or other disaster / 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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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

Director of Conservation, Partner

Kelly O’Neill MAC, PA

Director NY, Partner

Javier Hernandez BFA

Managing Director, Partner

Blanka Kielb MAC

Director LA

Blair Bailey MA, PA

Paintings Conservator

Bitzy Couling MAC

Paintings Conservator & Laboratory Analyst

Rustin Levenson


Michael Fernandez MFA

Studio Manager

Maija Brennan BA

Studio Administrator

Dafne Ozuna BFA

Conservation Technician

Lindsey Morris MA

Paintings Conservator​

Sarah Linder MA

Paintings Conservator

Olivia Torres-Fields BA

Pre-Program Conservation Technician & Administrative Assistant

Alessandra Caruso AA

Pre-Program Conservation Intern

Kelly O’Neill, Senior Conservator, Partner at ArtCare Conservation

Speak to Kelly O'Neill

If you’d like to discuss a project or you wish to speak with one of the experts in our New York team, please get in touch with Kelly O’Neill 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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