The variety of materials used in works of art has never been wider than it is today. Manufacturing techniques and products are constantly evolving.
Bacon Studios offer bespoke restorations and services related to the preservation, maintenance and display of artworks. We specialize in contemporary paintings and sculptures, particularly plastics and other modern materials. Our expertise includes the appraisal and documentation of works of art, e.g. for art dealers and insurances.
We recently expanded our team and now also offer the restoration of historical paintings using traditional techniques. We work for galleries, international museums, artists and estates, auction houses, private collectors and foundations. The studios are centrally located in Berlin and Munich. If necessary, we will be happy to support you on your premises. Thanks to our international network of conservators, archives, art traders, producers, craft businesses and shipping companies, we can expand our expertise at any time.
Please call us, we look forward to your inquiry and will be happy to help you find the best solution for your request!
Katharina holds a diploma in conservation and is an expert in the field of plastics in art. With this double qualification, she founded the Berlin Art Conservation Studios in 2012 and quickly became an internationally recognized specialist in the treatment and preservation of modern materials. She publishes and teaches at universities on the restoration of plastics, as well as art handling, transport and storage.
She received her training as a restorer at the Technical University of Munich, the Doerner Institute and the laboratories of the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed in Amsterdam. She gained museum experience e.g. at the London Tate, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt am Main.
In addition, she completed a scientific master's degree in polymer science in Berlin at the Free University, Humboldt University, Technical University and the University of Potsdam.
She continuously expands her expertise in workshops and by developing her own conservation methods - for example in the restoration of works of art made of silicone, acrylic glass, latex and synthetic resin, or in the treatment of monochrome, high-precision industrial finishes.
Juliette Verweijen completed her Bachelor's and Master's in conservation and restoration of paintings and polychromy at the University of Antwerp.
At the Palazzo Spinelli - Instituto per l'arte e il Restauro in Florence, one of the world's leading institutions in the field of classical painting restoration, she acquired additional technical knowledge.
She completed internships at the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection in Berlin and at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, where she dealt with design and objects of the 20th century, mainly made of plastic, synthetic textiles and wood. Juliette joined the Bacon Studios team in January 2022 as restorer for paintings and sculptures and specializes in preserving delicate materials of organic or vegetable origin. Her well-founded stylistic knowledge helps with the chronological classification of paintings and furniture.
Katharina Geffken completed her Bachelor's and Master's in conservation and restoration of paintings and polychrome sculptures at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart.
She gained practical experience as a scientific trainee at the Doerner Institute in Munich in the Alte and Neue Pinakothek, for which she continues to work regularly. Since 2018 she has been working as a freelancer in Berlin and Munich at Bacon Studios, both on exhibition projects and depot moves, as well as on the restoration of paintings and frames. Her extensive hands-on experience includes repairing cracks, holes, dents, fire and water damage, the removal of varnishes and old overpaintings, de-doubling and the construction of microclimate showcases for sensitive panel paintings.
Since 2019 Nadja Krautschick is supporting the team as freelancing conservator focussing on metal and modern materials. In 2013 she has completed her Machelor’s in metal conservation at FH Potsdam, which is unique in Europe. She obtained her Master’s in the conservation of modern materials and technical heritage at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
Nadja has supported various exhibitions and restoration projects. She enjoys working on large Hamburg dockside cranes as much as delicate silver cans in an arts and crafts collection. The treatment of corrosion and touch-ups of outdoor painted surfaces are part of her practical skills.