Richmond Conservation Studio, LLC is an art conservation studio located at 3202 Rosedale Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. The founder of the studio, Cleo Mullins, has been working in Richmond since 1976. She holds a graduate degree from the Cooperstown Conservation Program and has 45 years of experience in conservation. Cleo is now Conservator Emeritus of RCS. Lorraine Brevig, senior conservator, has worked at Richmond Conservation Studio since 1985. After receiving a BFA and MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Lorraine received a MA and CAS from the Buffalo Conservation Program (formerly Cooperstown). She has 32 years of experience in conservation. Beth Fulton has a BA in art history from Mary Baldwin College and has been working at RCS since 2005 as senior conservation technician, laboratory manager and now Associate Conservator.
The large, brightly lit conservation studio is well equipped to treat paintings and selected polychromed objects. On site equipment and facilities include a photography studio, hot table and binocular microscope. The studio primarily treats oil or acrylic paintings on canvas or wood but also work on murals. Recent projects include the Hoffbauer Murals at the Virginia Historical Society and the Reredos at St. Steven’s Church in Richmond, VA.