Now Accepting Book and Manuscript Projects

We are pleased to announce we are now accepting book conservation projects!

As a full-service paper conservation studio, we are always looking for ways to expand the services we offer while maintaining the attention to detail you expect. To meet this goal, Pamela Goeke, our newest conservator, has joined our team to head book conservation projects.

Pamela is a trained visual artist with a B.F.A. from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She comes to Alvarez after 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 15th to 20th century books and manuscripts, as well as paper objects.

If you would like to talk to us about a potential project, please send your questions to

Alvarez Featured on Leslie Rankow Fine Arts Blog

Antonio Alvarez was recently interviewed for art advisor Leslie Rankow’s art industry blog. Here’s an excerpt:


Over-hinging and discoloration acquired from prolonged contact with acidic material cause most condition issues we encounter. Creasing, tears and losses from poor handling, tape and abrasions from improper framing, foxing, water and mold stains from storage and bad in-painting are also quite often found during examination. I really enjoying seeing new things and finding new solutions to unusual problems. For example, we were recently contacted by a woman who had the misfortune of dropping a very expensive framed print shattering the glass when it hit the floor. As she was picking up the shards of glass, she cut her hand and bled all over the artwork. We were able to help her and the story had a happy ending, but it was certainly the oddity of the situation that made it a fun project.

Please visit her website to read more!