THE NEW ORLEANS CONSERVATION GUILD, INC. is a center for the Conservation, Restoration and Research of Fine Art and Antiques, specializing in Paintings, Works of Art on Paper, Frames, Gilded Objects, Porcelain & Ceramics, Stone, Glass, and Furniture.

Due to the quite unexpected passing of our beloved and quite extraordinary ceramic/glass/stone restorer Jon Rans who had worked with us since 2000, we are not currently accepting any of this media for restoration. Jon was the best restorer I have ever encountered, and as a result we were never able to hire anyone else who worked at his level. At this time we do not have any other staff who can work in his media, nor do we have anyone we can refer you to. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Should you wish to receive any updates to this situation, please feel free to send us your name and email and we'll notify you if things change.

Restoration in progress JPEG image
Restoration in progress
Portrait by
Jean Joseph Vaudechamp, 1833

Our foremost concerns include using sound techniques, time-proven materials, and adhering to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines of Practice set forth by the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Compliance with professional guidelines as well as maintaining high personal standards has built our reputation within the national art community.

The dedicated staff and team of consultants bring a wealth of experience and training to the Guild. Our collective experience includes the fields of Studio Arts, Framing, Design, Archaeology, Appraisal, Sales, Collections and Research. We draw from training in conservation and conservation science received in London, Florence and across the U.S. Our staff members are specialists in their fields and have earned degrees in Conservation, Fine Arts, Art History, and Design.

Clients include museums, major galleries, auction houses, libraries and archives, as well as private and public collections in London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Cape Town, Cairo, New York, Los Angles, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Houston, St. Louis, New Orleans and the entire Gulf South.

We have established standards to assure the safety and value of all art in our care. Proper storage, handling, and temperature control and security are important issues with the Guild, and our team of administrators assures the proper documentation, handling and storage of each piece as it enters our care. All methods and materials are employed in accordance with conservation principles of reversibility, with meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy.

*All works are insured while in our care.
*Pick-up and delivery by our staff is available.


  • International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
  • Society of Gilders


  • Restoration & Renovation Conference - New Orleans, 2001
  • Louisiana Art Conservation Alliance (1999-2001)



Contact us for more information:
New Orleans Conservation Guild, Inc.
3620 Royal Street

New Orleans, La. 70117

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
and by appointment


Phone: (504) 944-7900
Fax: (504) 944-8750

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