Studio Six provides professional art conservation services for private, public, municipal and institutional collectors of art and historical objects in a range of materials. We work with you and your team to professionally assess, preserve, and restore your artworks, whether in the field, at your location, or in our Dallas studio.
All of our work adheres to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice as established by AIC's (American Institute for Conservation’s of Historic and Artistic Works) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Some of our areas of specialization include the conservation of Decorative Arts objects and Small sculptures; Historic Objects; Ethnographic objects; Folk Art; Pre-Columbian artifacts; and Polychrome sculpture. We work in materials ranging from wood, ceramics, plaster, ivory, bone, and leather.
Studio Six also works with numerous Institutional, Municipal and Corporate Collection Managers to provide regular maintenance cleanings and art conservation treatments for public art collections in a range of materials including bronze, glass, and stone.
Studio Six can provide detailed examination of individual objects or whole collections including Photographic Documentation, Condition Assessments and Recommended Conservation Treatment Plans.
Reports can be expanded to include recommendations for collection care, scheduled maintenance and storage.
We can review, inventory and document collections with a focus on the identification of condition issues, and environmental and/or storage issues that can affect the condition of your collection. Regular assessments are critical in order to prioritize treatments needed and monitor changes.
We can assist both Artists as well as Institutional and Municipal collectors with public art proposals through the careful review and assessment of proposed materials, construction techniques and maintenance requirements.
Brad Ford Smith is owner and head conservator of Studio Six Art Conservation. He has over 24 years of experience conserving historic objects, artwork and sculpture and has been a professional member of The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) since 1997. Brad is also an active member of the Texas Association of Museums [TAM] and the North Texas Association for Art Conservation (NTAAC), as well as several art organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
Brad is respected for his expert and sensitive approach to every project Studio Six undertakes. After earning a BFA in Panting and Print Making from the Art Institute in Kansas City, Brad has continued a life of learning and education. He believes his passion for art and history as well as his obsessive nature are integral to his being a good art conservator.
Stephanie is Studio Six's project manager and conservation technician. She has a BA in International Studies from Northwestern University as well a degree in Interior Design. She is also LEED Accredited. Her many years working in the world of design and architecture have given her unique skills in managing large, multi-faceted projects.
She works to assist Brad in all of Studio Six's public artwork projects. And she handles much of the requisite behind-the-scenes paperwork like proposals, budget estimates, timelines and insurance that our clients require.
She shares Brad’s obsessive eye for detail and also has a deep love for art and history. One of her favorite aspect of art conservation is the opportunity to research the history and construction of the many artworks Studio Six works to conserve.
Arts Council of Fort Worth * Dallas Love Field Airport * Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs *
DFW International Airport * Johnson Space Center * El Paso Museum of History *
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History * Mayborn Museum at Baylor University *
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame * Southwestern Medical Center * Log Cabin Village * Heritage Farmstead Plano* Historic Mesquite Inc.
Studio Six Art Conservation
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