Magazine article Stage Directions

Everything Old Is New Again

Magazine article Stage Directions

Everything Old Is New Again

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Companies with restoration specialties that will help your old theatre shine like new.

Conrad Schmitt Studios


For more than 100 years, Conrad Schmitt Studios has been working to restore, conserve and renovate architectural treasures. Their work on churches, theatres, hotels, government buildings and other historical landmarks has been internationally recognized. Their full range of services includes restoration and renovation of interior decorative schemes, stained glass, decorative painting, including gilding, glazing, stenciling and faux finishes - murals, statuary, sculpture and etched and faceted glass. They also investigate and document the building's original decorative schemes in order to stay true to the decorative origins. To see pictures of their individual projects and learn more about their services, visit their Web site.

Evergreene Painting Studios, Inc.


For the past 25 years, Evegreene Studios has been nurturing artists and craftsmen from all over the country, bringing their talents together to form one of the most comprehensive and thorough teams of conservationists and artists in the country. Evergreene Studios offers a variety of conservation and restoration services, and have done work in more than 100 theatres. Their cross-disciplinary approach - integrating conservation science, restoration craftsmanship, advanced technology, art history, architecture and construction - ensures that each unique space will keep its own flavor and design. Evergreene has successfully conserved murals and frescoes, decorative painting, ornamental plaster, scagliola wood, mosaics, wallpaper, metal and wood in a variety of media. They also do original plaster work, murals and decorative paintings, and produce their own line of wallpapers. To learn more, please see their Web site.

John Canning Painting & Conservation Studios


With numerous awards and honors under their belts and over four decades of experience, the staff at John Canning Studios is dedicated to the restoration and conservation of monuments, and their preservation for future generations. …

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