James "Jim" Liccione
What is a conservator?
AConservator is highly educated with a comprehensive understanding of materials and deterioration processes for the preservation of a structure. The first duty of the conservator is to slow down the rate of deterioration either by manipulating its environment (preventive conservation) or by intervening in the object itself. Conservators treat objects, physically and chemically, in order to preserve them. It is sometimes necessary to restore them to a previous state.
Conservationis concerned with the care and preservation of a huge range of works of artistic and historical importance. Conservation involves the understanding of materials and technology as well as the historical and social significance of these works. All works of art and artifacts are deteriorating, some more quickly than others.
Restorationinvolves treatments including- structural repair, reworking surfaces, replacement of missing pieces.
Both conservation and restoration are the science of various surfaces, structure, materials, and aspects of deterioration. This includes detecting natural wear and residue that should be preserved compared with the wear and residue that should be restored.
A long-term maintenance strategy should include planning and budgeting for regular maintenance work and for improvements. The cost of maintenance will always be less than that of a major preservation effort after a period of long neglect..
Conservation Restoration Process What is a Conservator?
"If you’re a devoted fan of the Guiding Light soap opera, Saturday-night Live or have seen The Cosby Show on television, chances are you’ve seen Liccione’s mastery of steel, iron and wood. He’s also produced art in New York for film productions and movies!"