Since 1999, Artex Conservation Laboratory, located in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, has provided professional fine art conservation services for a wide array of museums and private clients. Artex’s team of conservators is composed of experienced professionals with advanced training in paintings, sculpture, and contemporary art



  • On-site or in-laboratory conservation treatment of paintings (from easels to murals), frames, and sculpture.
  • Conservators can connect clients with conservation specialists for works of art on paper, documents, photographs, and textiles.
  • Site visits, surveys, condition reporting, and assessments
  • Conservation treatment for display, exhibitions, and storage
  • Collection registration, digital inventory, and storage planning
  • Fine arts insurance available upon request

Testing and Analysis

  • Fiber ID, pigment ID, and paint cross-section analysis

Photography and Digital Preservation

  • High resolution and quality catalog photography and image editing
  • Multispectral/technical imaging including infrared, ultraviolet, and photomicrography

Exhibition Support

  • Conservation couriers, outgoing and incoming condition reporting
  • Project management for conservation-related projects including exhibitions and collection moves, interdisciplinary and special projects
  • Conservation-supervised de-installation, rigging, and installation of monumental works or art
  • Exhibition maintenance including wall plaques and labels
  • Recommendations for safe storage and rehousing of collections

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Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1103, 2003
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Treatment Photo: Before Treatment

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Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1103, 2003
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Treatment Photo: During Treatment


Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1103, 2003
Walter E. Washington Convention
Center Treatment Photo: After Treatment


Located in Landover, MD, the Artex conservation facility is state-of-the-art with outstanding amenities including:

  • 3,500 sq. ft. space with 25 ft. high ceilings, natural northern light and oversized access doorways
  • Advanced equipment including two MSC 6’ x 9’ heated suction tables, Leica stereo microscope, and Fein Optic polarized light microscope
  • Nederman fume extraction system and chemical fume hood
  • Professional photography studio with full image processing capability
  • Secure alarmed premises with 24 hour security staff
  • Environment control maintained to 50% RH and 70 F°
  • Professional art transport, art handlers, and custom crate construction
  • Full loading dock access and convenient location just outside Washington, DC
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Artex Conservation Laboratory offers highly trained conservators in a range of specializations including paintings, sculpture, archaeological objects, and collections care.

Kristen Loudermilk, Senior Conservator of Paintings & Laboratory Manager
MAC, Art Conservation

Kristen has over twelve years of conservation experience examining and treating 17th – 21st century paintings in oil, acrylic, distemper, and mixed media on canvas, paperboard, wood, Masonite, and plaster. Loudermilk has project management experience with several large, ongoing conservation contracts. Museum experience includes Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.


Carlos Moya, Conservator of Paintings
MS, Art Conservation

Carlos has over seven years experience in murals, renaissance altarpieces, and easel paintings. Museum training includes the Yale University Art Galleries and the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

Adam Nesbit, Conservator of Objects
Graduate Studies in Conservation

Adam has over fifteen years of experience and training in objects conservation, with specialization in American sculpture and decorative arts, contemporary outdoor sculpture, and structural repairs/mountmaking. Museum experience includes the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, and the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, DE.

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American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD
Architect of the Capitol | Washington, DC
Federal Reserve System | Washington, DC
Maryland State Archives | Annapolis, MD
Smithsonian American Art Museum | Washington, DC
US Senate Office of Senate Curator | Washington, DC
Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC