Latest News: Alma Mater Monument Installation April 9th!
The conservation work is complete and the monument is being re-installed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can watch us work live at the university website. Installation should begin between 9:30 -10:30 AM.
Click here to view the webcam: ALMA MATER CAM
The Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio, Inc. (CSOS)
CSOS has been dedicated to the conservation of art and architecture for over 20 years. Our logo, inspired by artist Lorado Taft's figure of Father Time, is a symbol of our goal to save works of art and to help them withstand the test of time so that future generations may enjoy them. CSOS uses the most cutting edge technology available to ensure the satisfaction of our clients and the highest quality conservation treatments for our cultural heritage. In addition to traditional restoration and conservation techniques, CSOS is the first private company in the USA to utilize laser cleaning technology for large scale conservation projects. With our custom designed laser systems, we offer environmentally friendly and chemical free cleaning of metals, stone, glass, wood, and other substrates with unmatched precision.
Our professionally trained conservation staff is prepared to treat any size object in our 13,000 square foot specialized facility as well as onsite anywhere in the USA and around the world. We have a range of vehicles and heavy duty trailer systems, and we are experts in safely rigging, packing, transporting, and installing works of art of all shapes and sizes.
Every project is unique. Our wide range of clients includes museums, galleries, cities, parks, government institutions, companies, art collectors, as well as private individuals. From the smallest personal treasure, to the largest architectural structure, CSOS would be honored to help your work of art withstand the test of time.