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
Norwich City Hall
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Norwich
Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown
Lockwood Mathews Mansion, Norwalk
State of Connecticut Public Arts Program
Town of Westport