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ALBA ART CONSERVATION is a professional art conservation studio located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and services the greater Pittsburgh area, western New York, and Washington D.C. The company is owned and operated by Ana Alba, who obtained her MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Department. She received further training and experience in previously held fellowships and internships at the National Gallery of Art and at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
ALBA ART CONSERVATION is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and analysis of modern and contemporary art, painted surfaces, and traditional paintings. Specializing in the conservation of modern and contemporary paintings, museum-quality attention is given to the unique needs of individual works of art. One-on-one consultation is provided to clients concerning installation, condition and treatment of their collections.
Modern artwork presents unique conservation challenges in terms of unconventional materials, inherent vice, and their generally fragile surfaces. Collaboration with owners, collections and individual artists is essential to come up with solutions that are tailored to the needs of the artwork. On-site consultation is provided for condition reports, large-scale projects, and collection surveys. ALBA ART CONSERVATION also collaborates with specialists in objects and paper conservation for the treatment of multimedia works.
ALBA ART CONSERVATION prides itself on professionalism and adheres to a strict code of ethics outlined by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.