Our mission is to provide the highest level of conservation treatment. The Center for Art Conservation specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, prints, maps, historical documents, posters, paper ephemera, and manuscripts, as well as related materials such as paper sculpture, papier-mâché, and parchment. Treatment is aimed primarily at prolonging an artifact's existence, and may consist of stabilization and/or restoration. The Center for Art Conservation also offers on site consultation services, and is available for the formulation and implementation of preventative care policies.
Tish Brewer holds a B.A. in studio art and chemistry from Hendrix College, and a M.S. from The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied book and paper conservation. She received additional paper conservation training through various courses of The American Institute for Conservation, and through internships and professional experience while at the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos, Sevastopol, Ukraine; Biblioteca Ludwig von Mises, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City, Guatemala; and the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center. Tish has published articles on numerous topics including surface coatings for leather, and iron gall ink and paper aging in relation to forged historical documents, and has been a regular contributor of conservation related articles to the newsletter for the Guild of Book Workers. The Center for Art Conservation was established in 2007 and is located in the Expo Park neighborhood of Dallas, TX.
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
North Texas Association for Art Conservation (NTAAC)
Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC)
Guild of Book Workers (GBW)
Midwest Regional Conservation Guild (MRCG)