Answered By: Aprille Nace Last Updated: Sep 11, 2016 Views: 221
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has an extensive collection of micromosaics. They may have a list of conservators who specialize in these repairs:http://www.lacma.org/
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
tel 323 857-6000
tel 323-857-0098 (TDD)
Balch Research Library
tel 323 857-6118
Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel wrote an extensive book about their collection of micromosaics.
Gabriel, Jeanette Hanisee. Micromosaics / Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel ; with contributions by Anna Maria Massinelli and essays by Judy Rudoe and Massimo Alfieri. London : Philip Wilson in association with The Gilbert Collection ; Wappingers' Falls, N.Y. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Antique Collectors' Club Limited, 2000. 310 p.
Earlier catalogs of this collection by Anthony Sherman and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Alvar Gonzalez-Palacios). Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-299) and index. Micromosaics, primarily Roman from the 18th-19th centuries in the collection of Arthur Gilbert. Includes tables, pictures, snuffboxes, plaques, jewelry in 2 sections: by known artists, and by unknown artists arranged by type. Collection of 16th-19th century Italian mosaics.
This artist/restorer lists work for LACMA: Laura Hiserote
Or, you may contact the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works to find a conservator who specializes in repairing micromosaics:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, 1717 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006; tel: 202-452-9545; fax: 202-452-9328
The AIC's website is: http://aic.stanford.edu They have a matching service to help you "select a conservator”: http://aic.stanford.edu/public/select.html
- Just saw this query. A very good micromosaic restorer is restorationservices.com in Arlington, MA. Tell them I referred you. I have a new book coming out in January 2017, Micromosaics Private Collections.
Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel