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Holbrook & Hawes LLC was incorporated in 2005 to provide conservation services in the New England area to both private and institutional clients.  Over the past 15 years, we have drawn upon our diverse experience and education to specialize in the treatment of 3-dimensional objects; these cover the full range of both materials and time periods.  In a typical month, treatments might include period furniture, gilded picture frames, outdoor sculptures and decorative arts.  We also have experience working with murals - moving, conserving and installing for private and municipal clients.  We work with a wide variety of objects - please contact us if you would like to learn more!


Susan Holbrook studied art and archeology at Yale University and holds an M.A. in the Conservation of Historic Objects from the University of Durham, U.K. She has 25 years experience in the field, including object conservator positions at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, and the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University.


Mark Hawes studied applied sciences at Leicester University and holds an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Durham, U.K. He brings his engineering design and construction skills to art conservation and project  He has been employed by the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Oldfields National Historic Landmark. 


During our 17 years operating in New England, we have worked for a diverse collection of institutional clients.  These include:

Yale University Art Gallery

Center for British Art at Yale

Yale Beinecke Library

Yale Walpole Library

Yale University President’s House

The Elizabethan Club, New Haven

Knights of Columbus Museum

Slater Museum, Norwich

Wesleyan University

Mattatuck Museum

Norwich City Hall

Sikorsky Corporation

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Norwich

Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown

Lockwood Mathews Mansion, Norwalk

State of Connecticut Public Arts Program

Town of Westport 


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