The Conservation Center


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.

400 N. Wolcott
Ste 3
Chicago, Illinois
United States 60622

Neighborhood: West Town

Near the United Center
View Phone(312) 944 5401
View Fax(312) 944 5479
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Number of Employees: 20+

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Services & Specialties: Cleaning, Collection Management Support, Confidentiality, Disaster Planning, Disaster Recovery, Documentation, Emergency Planning, Environment Evaluation, Fabrication of Missing/Malfunctioning Parts, Formal Reports, General Consultation, In-home Preservation Recommendations, In-House Storage, In-House Transportation, Installation, Materials Testing, Off-Site Services, Outsource Storage, Outsource Transportation, Packing, Packing & Shipping, Pest Management, Photography for Documentation, Preservation Off-Site, Preservation On-Site, Storage Evaluation

Additional Information

Taking New Clients?: Yes

Willing to Travel?: Yes

Works with New Collectors?: Yes

Affiliations: Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)
American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
Chicago Conservation Guild (CACG)
Western Loss Association

Awards: 1998 Richard H. Driehaus Landmark Preservation Council of Illinois President’s Award for Mural Conservation at the Chicago Public Schools.

2000 CINE Golden Eagle National Award for Arts and Education for “The Mural Preservation Project” documentary.

2002 Mayor Richard M. Daley recognition award for the Chicago Public Schools mural preservation project and authorship of Art for the People, published by Chronicle Books.

2004 Small Business Person of the Year award from the State of Illinois.

2007 City of Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence - Mural Restoration

2013 Family Wealth Alliance award for Outstanding Client Service.

The Conservation Center's History