Restoring Your Art Object; Balancing Intervention with Judgement
We develop our plan for restoring your marble sculpture and busts, bronze sculpture, statues and other unusual art objects by discussing how your artwork was made, why it has failed, the work’s historical context, the maker’s original intent, the piece’s present condition, and the pros and cons of our treatment 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.
In 1989 Newmans, Ltd. began by restoring 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 such as marble sculpture and busts, and expanded to solving problems with Non-Western ethnographic objects made of wood, bone, ivory, gold, brass, steel, and iron.
During the 1990’s, Brown University contacted us 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 sculptures and busts of founder John Brown, his family, and other significant founders in the John Hay Library.
Spanning three decades, our projects range from small, delicate bronze statuary and unusual metal objects to large installations in museums, churches, synagogues and libraries.