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 the American Institute for Conservation’s of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
We specialize in the conservation of Decorative Arts objects and small sculptures, Historic Objects, Ethnographic objects, Folk Art, Pre-Columbian artifacts, and Polychrome sculpture in materials ranging from wood, ceramics, plaster, ivory, bone, and leather.
We work 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.
Detailed examination of individual objects or whole collections with 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 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 the Studio Six manager, project coordinator and conservation assistant. She has a BA in Interior Design and Political Science as well being LEED Accredited (2008 – 2012). Her years working in the world of hospitality design has gives her unique skills in the managing large, multi-faceted projects. She works with our clients to clarify the scope of each project including budgets and deadlines.
She shares Brad’s obsessive eye for detail and a deep love for art and history. Her favorite aspect of art conservation is the opportunity to research the history of the artifacts that come into Studio Six.
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
Studio Six Art Conservation 8431 Creekwood Dr Dallas, TX 75228
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