Gianfranco Pocobene Studio                        193 Maple Street, Malden MA 02148                        781-397-0606              

Gianfranco Pocobene Studio specializes in the conservation and restoration of paintings, murals and historic interior paint decorations. Since 1991, the studio has provided the highest quality treatments for museums, religious institutions, historical societies, universities and private collectors. Our highly skilled staff is able to perform appropriate and sensitive treatments on works of art exhibiting a wide range of condition problems. We've had the privilege of working on some of the finest paintings and murals in the country but our passion for conserving works art extends to the most modest projects.

Selected List of Clients
Ames-Webster Mansion, Boston MA
Boston Art Commission-Faneuil Hall, Boston MA
Boston College, Boston MA
Boston Public Library, Boston MA
Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA
Congregational Church, Newport RI
Church of the Advent, Boston MA
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester NH
Emerson Majestic Theater, Boston MA
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, Boston MA
List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge MA
Malden Public Library. Malden, MA
Massachusetts State House, Boston MA
Mattapoisett Historical Society & Museum, Mattapoisett MA
McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge MA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA
Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg PA
Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell MA
Rhode Island State Capitol, Providence RI
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham MA
Shubert Theater, Boston MA
Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven CT
St. George's Historical Society, St. George's, Bermuda
The Chi Phi Fraternity/Beta Foundation, MIT, Boston MA
The Vilna Shul, Boston MA
Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Boston MA
University of Massachusetts, Lowell MA
University of New Hampshire, Durham NH
Victoria Mansion, Portland ME
Gianfranco Pocobene
Director & Senior Paintings Conservator
Gianfranco received his Master of Arts in Conservation (M.A.C.) from the Art Conservation Program, Queen’s University in 1984 and a Certificate of Advanced Training from the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Fogg Art Museum in 1989. His experience includes fifteen years at the Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard Art Museums and sixteen years as Chief Conservator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. At the Straus Center he worked on paintings in the collection of the Fogg and oversaw the restoration of mural cycles at the Boston Public Library. In 2004-05 Gianfranco directed the restoration of the John La Farge murals in the central tower of Trinity Church, Boston.
Lorraine Bigrigg
Special Projects Conservator
Lorraine received her Master of Arts in Conservation (M.A.C.) from the Art Conservation Program, Queen’s University in 1986. Lorraine undertakes special treatment projects and is the financial administrator. Lorraine is also a partner of Studio TKM Associates specializing in the conservation of works of art on paper including old and modern master drawings and prints, architectural drawings, historic wallpaper, Asian paintings and screens, and historic globes.
Corrine Long
Paintings Conservation Assistant
Corrine holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in Art History and Studio Art. Since 2013, Corrine has conserved a wide variety of easel paintings and murals and is also a trained production potter and ceramic artist. Corrine is currently completing her graduate studies in the Master of Art Conservation Program at Queen's University - Class 0f 2020.
Peggy Waldron
Paintings Conservation Assistant
Peggy is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art where she studied painting and sculpture. Peggy has been with the studio since 1998 and has participated on numerous mural projects and the treatment of paintings.


Conservation & Restoration of Paintings & Murals