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Graduate & Pre-program Internships
At opportune moments, the studio provides positions for early career conservators including conservation graduate students (summer and third year internships) and pre-program candidates who are seriously considering entering the field. Present and past interns include:
Katharyn Hernandez  (summer 2023)
Josie Hillier  (summer 2021)
Jennifer Myers  (2019-20)
Raphael Shea  (summer 2019)
Courtney Books  (summer 2018)
Jennifer Munch  (2018)
Ellen Nigro  (summer 2017)
Kelsey Wingel  (summer 2017)

Alexa Beller  (2016-17)
Corrine Long  (2016-18)
Melissa King  (summer 2016)
Ellen Davis  (20
Lauren Cox  (2007-08)     
Mary Catherine Be
tz  (2004-05)
Emily G. Phillips  (2004-05)
Kate Smith  (summer 1999)
Established in 1991 and incorporated in 2004, the Studio specializes in the conservation and restoration of paintings, murals and historic paint decorations. The studio undertakes treatments of the highest quality for museums, religious institutions, universities, private galleries & collectors. Our highly skilled staff performs sensitive and minimally invasive treatments on works of art exhibiting a wide range of condition problems. We've had the privilege of working on some of the finest works of art in the country but our dedication and passion for conserving works art extends to the most modest projects.
List of Selected Institutional 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
Harvard University, Cambridge 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
Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI
New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford, MA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

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
Chi Phi Fraternity/Beta Foundation, MIT, Boston MA
The Vilna Shul, Boston MA
Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Boston MA

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell MA
University of New Hampshire, Durham NH
Victoria Mansion, Portland ME
Gianfranco Pocobene
Director & Senior Paintings Conservator
Gianfranco receive
d his Master of Arts in Conservation (M.A.C.) from Queen’s University, Kingston Canada in 1984 and a Certificate of Advanced Training from the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums in 1989. In addition to directing the studio, his conservation experience includes fifteen years at the Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard Art Museums and twenty years as Chief Conservator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Lorraine Bigrigg
Special Projects Conservator & Financial Officer
Lorraine received her Master of Arts in Conservation (M.A.C.) from Queen’s University, Kingston Canada in 1986. Lorraine undertakes special treatment projects and is the financial administrator. She is also a partner of Studio TKM Associates specializing in the conservation of works of art on paper, old and modern master drawings and prints, historic wallpaper, Asian paintings and screens, and historic globes.

Corrine Long
Paintings Conservator
Corrine is a graduate of the Maste
r of Art Conservation (M.A.C.), Queen's University, Class 0f 2020 and holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in Art History and Studio Art. With the studio, she has conserved and restored a wide variety of paintings, murals and historic decorative paint. Corrine interned at the St. Louis Art Museum and she is also a trained production potter and ceramic artist.



Conservation & Restoration of Paintings & Murals

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