Over the past 30 years our company has developed a superior reputation for skillful and sensible service among galleries, dealers, institutions, and private collectors in the United States and abroad.
Since Antonio Alvarez and Scott Krawitz established Alvarez Conservation Services in 1984, Alvarez has striven to develop and refine a state of the art studio and team of specialists dedicated exclusively to handling paper conservation projects. Although Alvarez has remained a small, personal and service-oriented company, it has built a prodigious reputation as the paper conservation studio for complicated paper conservation projects.
Antonio Alvarez, Founder and Chief Conservator
Following years of hands-on study in oil painting and paper conservation with respected conservator Joe Battaglia, Antonio established Alvarez Conservation Services with Scott Krawitz to serve the specialized needs of art on paper. Antonio has been a practicing conservator since 1967.
Scott Krawitz, Founder and Business Manager
Combining a passion for art and client service, Scott brings over 30 years of business acumen to Alvarez. Scott and Antonio formed Alvarez together in 1984 after meeting and working closely at Lowy Frame and Restoration Co. Scott holds a degree in Art History from Muhlenberg College.
Jason Marquis, DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION SERVICES
Jason joined Alvarez in 2007 to manage project workflow and client services. Before joining Alvarez, Jason interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and held assistant registrar positions at the Newark Museum and the Walsh Gallery. Jason holds a Masters degree in Museum Studies and Collections Care from Seton Hall University.
Michael Reck, Senior Conservator
Since joining Alvarez in 2002 as a studio assistant, Michael has risen to Senior Conservator and is the protege to Antonio. He brings 8 years of previous vintage poster, print and modern art conservation experience to the team. Michael is a practicing artist and holds a degree in Studio Art from Cooper Union School of Art.
Christopher Skura, Associate Conservator
Christopher joined Alvarez in 2007 following a 20 year career as a museum professional and then as a studio assistant to master paintings conservator, Dr. Charles Von Nostitz in New York City. He is a working artist and holds degrees in studio art from The Ringling College of Art and Design and liberal arts from New York University.
Pamela Goeke, Junior Conservator
Pamela joined Alvarez in 2014 following two years with Conrest GmbH: Book, Paper, and Graphic Restoration in Munich, Germany where she assisted the head conservator with book conservation projects. Her experience ranges from 17th to 20th century books and manuscripts, as well as paper objects. Pamela holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
Cal Siegel, Fitter and Art Handler
Cal joined Alvarez in 2013 following positions as the studio assistant to artist Jonathan Hexner and a framer at Stanhope Framers, Boston. Framing has been a part of Cal's life since his father introduced him to the craft. He is a working artist and holds a degree in Studio Art from Pitzer College.
Cait MCLAUGHLIN, REGISTRAR
Cait joined Alvarez in 2015 to help perfect project documentation, photography and client services. Her background as both a conservation studio assistant and framer make her ideally suited to document paper conservation projects. Cait also holds a degree in Art History from Rutgers University.