January 17, 2004
Introductory Letter

After 31 years of professional experience in the field of painting conservation, I have decided to establish a conservation facility working exclusively for museums and non-profit organizations. There will be no conservation fees. This will enable institutions with limited budgets to preserve paintings that are needlessly deteriorating simply due to lack of funds.

My career encompasses both the museum and private sectors. I worked for the Art Institute of Chicago for eleven years (1972-1983) and left as the associate conservator of paintings in order to open a multi-disciplined facility for the conservation of fine art. In 1983, the Chicago Conservation Center was founded and over twenty years grew to become the largest private facility in the United States.

After selling my company, I realized I had an opportunity to make a contribution to non-profit organizations that are desperately in need of conservation assistance. In difficult economic times, funding for the Arts has traditionally been the first area to dissipate. Most museums and non-profits never seem to have the budget to cover conservation expenses. Many major museums have no painting conservators. I would now like to service these critical preservation needs.

I may be contacted during normal business hours at the below number, e-mail or fax. You are also welcome to share this information with other non-profit organizations in need of these services.


Barry R. Bauman
Fellow: AIC



Barry Bauman Conservation
Contact: Mr. Barry Bauman
1122 N. Jackson Ave. River Forest, IL. 60305
Ph.(708)771-0382  Fax.(708)771-1532