Established in 2005, 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 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 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
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 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 sixteen 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. www.studiotkmassociates.com
Corrine Long
Assistant Paintings Conservator
Corrine holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in Art History and Studio Art and is also a trained production potter and ceramic artist. With the studio, she has conserved and restored a wide variety of paintings and murals. Corrine has interned at the St. Louis Art Museum and is currently completing her graduate studies in the Master of Art Conservation Program, Queen's University - Class 0f 2020.
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:
Jennifer Myers  (2019-20)
Raphael Shea  (2019)
Courtney Books  (2018)
Jennifer Munch  (2018)
Ellen Nigro  (2017)
Kelsey Wingel  (2017)
Alexa Beller  (2016-17)
Corrine Long  (2016-18)
Melissa King  (2016)
Ellen Davis  (2008-09)
Lauren Cox  (2007-08)     
Mary Catherine Betz  (2004-05)
Emily Gardner Phillips  (2004-05)
Kate Smith  (2002)

GIANFRANCO POCOBENE STUDIO

Conservation & Restoration of Paintings & Murals

     Gianfranco Pocobene Studio, Inc.                      193 Maple Street, Malden MA 02148                       781-397-0606                      gpstudio.net