About Art Conservation

Art Conservation was founded in 1991 as a conservation studio for paper by Piet van Dalen and Jan Stokmans. Today, different restoration disciplines form the basis of a professional and leading company that specializes in conservation and restoration : archeology, contemporary art, ceramics, modern art, paper, paintings and sculptures. Within this multidisciplinary workshop becomes the knowledge of our qualified restorers bundled and shared.

With our many years of experience, we have become a concept in the heritage world that guarantees quality and expertise . We handle all types and sizes of objects with full knowledge of the facts. Art Conservation aims to promote and increase research, knowledge and discussion in the field of art. We work both in situ and in the studio in Vlaardingen.

What are we doing?

Art Conservation works for museums, art dealers, galleries, governments, various heritage institutions and private individuals. Both public and private collection managers can contact us for the conservation, research and restoration from objects made of various materials . We conduct research, write condition reports, provide restoration advice and carry out the proposed restorations. For all your restoration needs and activities you have come to the right place at Art Conservation. Art Conservation carries out all activities according to ethical principles, whereby authenticity, reversibility and minimal intervention are of great importance. We strictly adhere to the E.C.C.O. (European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers ‘Organization, European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organization, www.ecco-eu.org ).

We offer the following services:

Advice | Art handling | Condition reports and surveys | Conservation | Documentation | Artists Interviews | Research | Material-technical analyzes | Restoration Treatments | Reconstructions and Replicas | 3D Scanning

Besides, our sister company, Art Salvage,offers integral collection management. This means that we can help you to prevent, limit and detect as many risks as possible that arise around your collection and to be able to respond to dangers and then remedy them. Art Salvage can assist you with your wishes regarding collection registration, emergency assistance, art handling and securing or moving art in public space.

In short: our team is ready to advise and assist you. Thanks to the background of our employees in various disciplines within conservation and restoration, you are in expert hands with us. We are happy to consult with you to ensure that the progress of your project runs smoothly and a tailor-made trajectory to map out.

On this website you will find detailed information about our services in the different categories. Due to the wide range of Art Conservation we can always offer a tailor-made treatment for every budget.


Beeld en Geluid Den Haag | Diergaarde Blijdorp | Dordrechts Museum | Eye Filmmuseum | Gemeenten | Gorcum’s museum | Het Nieuwe Instituut | Jenevermusuem | Letterenhuis | Maritiem Museum | Museum Prinsenhof Delft | Museum Rijswijk | Museum Schloss Moyland | Museum Vlaardingen | Nederlands Openluchtmuseum Arnhem | Private individuals | Rijksmuseum van Oudheden | Provincie Zuid-Holland | Spoorwegmuseum | Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | Stichting Museum het Valkhof | Stroom Den Haag | Studio 2000 | TU Delft | TU Eindhoven | Westlands Museum | Zaans Museum

Still not quite found what you were looking for? Do not hesitate to contact us with your question! We are happy to help you realize your project.