SF Art Conservation moves to Oakland
October 15, 2018 SF Art Conservation moved to its home in Oakland. We needed more space so we packed up our San Francisco Dogpatch studio and our shared studio space at Atthowe Fine Arts in Oakland and we moved to a historic 4700 square foot building in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. A 19th century utilitarian building, built in 1891, it was once a car barn that housed the first electric street cars that ran down Grove Street (now renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Way). Our space combines brick walls and a high timber roof. Unassuming from the street, it is a mix of corrugated aluminum and red brick wall with parapets. We outfitted the building with museum quality lighting, climate control, security systems and storage. We added a UV photography room and have space for our new Paper Conservation department and our new Sprinter Van for art transportation. Soon we’ll be adding a spray booth.