Art Conservation Studio



Client List

We have performed conservation treatments, consulted with or conducted surveys for the following institutions as well as numerous private clients and dealers:

  • American Philosophical Society
  • Atwater Kent Museum
  • The Barnes Foundation
  • Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Consortium
  • Biggs Museum of American Art (Dover, DE)
  • Brandywine River Museum
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carpenters’ Company
  • Carrilon Historical Park (Dayton, Ohio)
  • Christie’s Auction House
  • Chubb Insurance Companies
  • Cincinnati Museum of Art
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Delaware Art Museum
  • Eberlein Design Associates
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Franklin Institute
  • Hagley Library
  • Haverford College     
  • The Hermitage (Nashville, Tennessee)     
  • Hirschhorn Museum of Art    
  • Historic Mobile Preservation Society
  • Historic Rugby (TN)
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • The Insurance Adjustment Bureau
  • The James K. Polk Ancestral Home
  • Kentucky Historical Society
  • La Salle University Art Museum
  • Mariners’ Museum
  • Metlar Bodine House Museum
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Morven Museum & Garden
  • Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • Naomi Wood Trust (Woodford)
  • The National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Nemours Mansion and Gardens
  • New Castle Historical Society
  • Old Saint Joseph’s Church
  • Pennsbury Manor
  • Pink Palace Museum
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Rosenbach Museum & Library
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center
  • The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (Cincinnati, OH) 
  • Speed Art Museum
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • United States Navy, Naval Support Activity Mid-South
  • United States Treasury, Office of the Curator (Washington, DC)
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of the South
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Violette de Mazia Foundation
  • Wagner Free Institute of Science
  • William Trent House
  • Winterthur Museum & Library
  • Wistar Institute
Thomas Heller performed a small miracle on an important 18th century desk-and-bookcase at the Biggs Museum. He researched interesting solutions, explained the process in generous detail and gave memorable presentations of the conservation progress to the Museum’s Board of Trustees and Membership.
— Ryan Grover, Curator, Biggs Museum of American Art
It’s hard to limit my positive appraisal of Tom to just three attributes [great results, personable, expert], as he has never disappointed me in any aspect of his performance. Tom was responsible for conserving many pieces of furniture owned by Benjamin Franklin and used in the Franklin 300th birthday traveling exhibition. Testimony to his work is the fact that many of these important pieces have traveled for much of six years with no damage, thanks to the care that Tom took in the first place to make sure these items were stable. I have also had Tom work for me personally, and he gave as much effort to these relatively unimportant pieces as he did for priceless antiques.
— Page Talbott, Principal, Remer & Talbott
Tom has worked for the Wagner Free Institute of Science on many furniture conservation projects — large and small — and his work is superb. He is a true professional, completes work on time and provides excellent documentation before, during and after the project. He is also wonderful to work with!
— Susan Glassman, Director, Wagner Free Institute of Science