Space to work
Preservation Arts is located in an historic building in the Temescal area of Oakland. With 4500 sq feet, the studio is designed to handle oversized and monumental pieces of art and sculpture as well as full exhibitions. The safety of your artwork is of utmost importance and our studio is fully climate controlled with museum quality lighting, state of the art security and fire suppression systems.
With exposed brick walls and 20’ high ceilings the studio consists of two large areas with flexible working spaces for the paintings, paper & books, objects & large sculpture departments. There are also multiple photography areas, a chemical lab, a UV photography room and art storage areas.
We love our new space! We always have interesting conservation treatments in progress in the studio and we’re happy to give you a tour when you come in for an assessment of your artwork.
Being in the business of preserving cultural heritage, we were attracted to this brick and timber building built circa 1891 on the corner of 47th Street and W. Grove Street (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Way) in Oakland, California. It was Recorded with Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey in 1994.
Historic Name: Oakland Consolidated Street Railway Barn
Architectural Style: 19th Century Utilitarian
Built: c1891, remodeled 1914-15 and again in 2018
Modern Design for Museum Quality Conservation
In order to provide the best working environment for our conservators, the building has been upgraded with museum quality lighting, HVAC systems for climate control and humidity monitoring. Safety of your artwork is important to us so we also have a robust security system, fire detection & prevention systems and seismic retrofitting for earthquakes.
Canons being delivered to back room to be carefully disassembled, cleaned and treated.