We are two Art Conservators trained in Museums who run a private practice. We are members of AIC with more than twenty years combined experience working internationally in a range of media. Our passion and goal is to care, maintain Cultural Heritage and to help you take better care of your family heirlooms and works of art.
Hélène Fontoira has been working at The Hispanic Society of America as a conservator for eleven years. She received her bachelor’s degree in conservation from the Escuela Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales de Galicia in Spain, as well as a certificate from the Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique in Brussels, Belgium and Instituto per l’Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli in Florence, Italy. She performed her training as a conservator at Atelier Regional de Restauracion, Domaine de Kerguehennec in France, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Spain.
Soraya Alcalá obtained her B.A. in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Barcelona, Spain and an MSc in Materials and Diagnostic Techniques of Cultural Heritage at Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry at University of Pisa, Italy.
Soraya worked internationally at Opera della Primaziale Pisana, Italy, National Museum of Art of Catalunya, Spain, The Victoria and Albert Museum, U.K. and the The Hispanic Society of America in NY, NY. She currently works as a private paintings conservator at Westchester Art Conservation - S.A. Art Conservation LLC, in NYC. She is collaborating with Sarah Nunberg at Objects Conservation Studio to research the best course of treatment and carry out the treatment of a Louise Nevelson installation in the chapel of the good shepherd at saint peter's church in New York City.
Art works treated by us
Master of Pedret, XII century
Taddeo Gaddi XIII-XIV century
Piero di Puccio, XIV century
Buonamico Bufalmacco XIV century
Spinello Aretino, XIV-XV century
Benozzo Gozzoli, XV century
Gil de Siloe, XV century
Bartolomé Bermejo, XV century
Juan de Valdés Leal, XVII century
Luisa Roldán, XVII century
Manuel de la Cerda XVIII century
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, XIX century
Anna Hyatt, XIX century
Alexander Calder. XX century
Tony Smith, XX century
Louis Nevelson, XX century
Richard Serra, Contemporary
Ai WeiWei, Contemporary
X-XI century Spanish frescos
XV- XVIII centuries Spanish polychromed sculptures
XVII century Ivory from Philippines
XVIII century Mexican paintings
XVIII century Colonial wooden Polychromed sculptures
XVIII century Mexican wooden lacquer objects