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Costs and Value in Conservation

Proper conservation of a painting or any artifact represents a major investment in time for the conservator.  Like all fine repair work, great care must be taken at all stages to preserve the integrity and life of the original piece. A conservator will not “jump...

West Lake Conservators’ 40th Anniversary

We’re very proud to announce that we celebrated our 40th year in business in 2015! We’re also thrilled to share that we were featured in the Fall / Winter 2015 edition of the Onondaga Historical Association’s publication, History...

Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals

Pictured: Carl W. Peters, Study for “Active Life” Mural. (1937–38). Gift in memory of the friendship of Ellen W. and Thomas H. Miller with Blanche and Carl W. Peters. Between 1935 and 1943, the federal government funded the arts through the Works Progress...

Our Paper Lab Welcomes New Staff Member Moya Dumville

We are very pleased to welcome Moya Dumville to the Paper Lab at West Lake!  Moya completed her Bachelor’s Degree in History at University of King’s College, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and went on to study Chemistry and Art History at the University of Prince Edward...

Photography Conservation: New Staff Member Luisa Casella

West Lake Conservators welcomes the newest member of our staff, Luisa Casella. Luisa specializes in the conservation of photographs, with particular interest in advocacy for photograph preservation and community outreach. She will be offering our clients conservation...