Logo with Tagline 
The Conservation Center      
 November 2013 Newsletter
In the spirit of Thanksgiving this month, we would like to express our gratitude to all of our clients' and friends' support this year. The diversity of the services we offer combined with the strength of our expert staff have all contributed to The Conservation Center's success over the past three decades. For us, every project big or small represents the fine art of art conservation. We are also especially excited for our latest achievement: a prestigious client services award presented to us recently by the Family Wealth Alliance. In addition, for the first time in The Center's history, a new VP of Marketing and Communications has joined the team this month. We continue to strive every day to remain on the forefront of our field.
 
 
 The Financial Lives of U.S. Presidents  
(and How We Conserved Them)

The First National Bank of LaGrange (FNBLG) recently brought its Presidential Check Collection--one of the most comprehensive in the country--to The Center for conservation. This assemblage of checks written by 39 of the 43 U.S. presidents captures a unique piece of the American history and gives a glimpse back into the chief executives' professional and private financial lives.
 
The Conservation Center Welcomes New 
VP of Marketing and Communications

The Conservation Center is thrilled to welcome Chai Lee, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, to its senior management team. Chai took up this newly created role on November 1 and is responsible for leading The Center's marketing and communications functions--which includes brand development, press relations, advertising, digital marketing, and social media. 

   

 
 
The Conservation Center Receives Outstanding Client Experience Award

Last month, the Family Wealth Alliance (FWA)--an independent and objective resource to high net worth private families and the firms that serve them--awarded The Conservation Center with a Best of the Decade award for Outstanding Client Experience. We're absolutely honored to receive this accolade and many thanks to FWA for the recognition!

 

Give the Gift of Art Conservation--
Just in Time for the Holidays
 
This holiday season, treat your loved ones to the gift of art conservation and help them preserve treasured artworks, big or small. The Conservation Center is pleased to offer gift certificates in any denomination of your choice. And, a gift for you too: we're offering free examinations for items dropped off on select days in November and December.

More News from The Conservation Center
 
 
Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

As the destructive Hurricane Sandy approached New York City in late October 2012, the residents and businesses in Manhattan's low-lying areas--including Chelsea, home to one of the world's largest concentrations of contemporary art galleries--were ordered to evacuate. Now, one year later, many works of art are still being restored. The Conservation Center was on the ground during the disaster last year and brought about 600 pieces back to Chicago for treatment. Heather Becker talked to Claims Journal last month, where she commented on The Center's crucial role in New York City's art scene.


PLBR Large Loss Conference Participation
 
The Conservation Center is pleased to participate in the PLBR Large Loss Conference this year, taking place from November 18-20 in Jacksonville, Florida. Heather Becker will be joined by Gail C. Momjian, Senior Personal Property Specialist III, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Richard Berberian, President, Guaranty Jewelry Replacement, Inc., to conduct a personal property claims challenges session with conference participants. We look forward to seeing you there! PLRB members: visit the PLRB/LIRB Distance Learning Modules page and take The Center's Continual Education Module: Two-Dimensional Fine Art Claims.