Restoring Your Art Object; Balancing Intervention with Judgement

We develop our plan for your artwork’s restoration 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.

Our history

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, 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 and stone busts in the John Hay Library, of founder John Brown and his family.

Spanning three decades, our projects range from small, delicate bronze statuary and unusual metal objects to large installations in libraries, museums, churches and synagogues.

 

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.