Balancing Intervention with Judgement
We develop our plan for an artwork’s restoration in collaboration with the work’s owner, by discussing – in clear terms – the work’s historical context, the maker’s original intent, the piece’s present condition, and the pros and cons of our work options. Then we make a proposal with a fixed price for the work we’ve agreed upon with the option of photographic and text documentation of various levels.
In 1989 Newmans, Ltd. began our restoration work with silver and bronze sculptures, plaques, fountains, candelabra and historical lighting. Soon afterward, we were contacted by collectors with objects made of a wide variety of materials, and expanded to solving problems with Non-Western ethnographic objects made of wood, bone, ivory, gold, brass, steel, and iron.
During the 1990’s we were contacted by Brown University to restore The Rosenberger Medal, a bronze plaque made by The Gorham Company in the 1920’s. Brown then asked us to clean and repair their fifteen marble and stone busts in the John Hay Library, of founder John Brown and his family.
Photography and texts
The images and texts on this site are the work of Howard Newman. If you are interested in Howard photographing and writing about your collection, please contact Howard through this site.
We hope you enjoy looking through our work, and will contact us with your own restoration challenges.