Studio TKM Associates conserves works on paper for institutions that lack conservation facilities of their own or that seek additional specialization, including museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, private and public agencies in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as galleries and individuals. Areas of treatment specialty include fine art (old and modern master drawings, paintings and graphics), decorative and historic works (architectural drawings and prints, maps and globes, historic wallpaper and murals, documents, artifacts and ephemera, parchment), and Asian paintings and prints on paper and silk.
Our studio is an 1800 sq ft facility in a renovated concrete loft building which is furnished with the relevant security measures, equipment and materials exclusively for the conservation of works on paper. Other services include facility and collection surveys, educational programs, examination of objects for exhibition or prior to receipt, and general consulting on concerns relevant to conservation, storage and display.
Our interests are in providing conservation treatments and services of the highest quality, even if circumstances dictate that they be more limited in scope to meet scheduling and budget needs, and to be of assistance however it is felt our expertise is relevant to the concerns of our clients. Our professional philosophy is based on a concern for the esthetic, historical and physical integrity of the objects with which we are entrusted, and is tempered by actively pursued interests in connoisseurship, in the technical developments within our profession, and in the exercise of craftsmanship.