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17
Aug

Park Avenue Armory Veterans Room

In Spring 2016, Foreground Conservation and Decorative Arts finished a year and a half project in Associated Artists’ Veterans Room at the Park Avenue Armory.  We researched, conserved and restored the original painted decoration on the ceiling, the cast plaster, and the 160+’ mural frieze.  The original decoration had been installed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his team in the 1880’s, it had been poorly reworked in the mid 20th century.  We brought the original palette, composition and intention back into public view.  Visit our story page for a more comprehensive perspective: http://www.foregroundconservation.com/project/park-avenue-armory-veterans-room/?story=true

Check out a portfolio of images at: http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/08/herzog-de-meuron-restoration-veterans-room-park-avenue-armory-manhattan-new-york-city/

19
Sep

Restored Board Of Officers Room

Foreground Conservation’s most recent project is reviewed in the NY Times today. It was a lot of work. We were responsible for the overpaint removals, cleaning of original paint, installation of lost decoration and all of the related conservation treatments of stabilization and varnishing. FYI we did not use any toothbrushes.Continue Reading..