Sound conservation practices preserve the integrity and consolidation of the art in natural stones with minimum intrusion into the historic fabric of the building
New Free Standing Sculpture, Antiquity, Allegorical, Portraiture, Mythological, Public Monuments, Slate Roofing, Stone Architectural Ornament, Dutchman Repair, High and Bass Relief, Figures, Gargoyles,
Restoration and Conservation

Training and Work Experience
Cathedral Stone Products Certified Installer of

Jahn's Mortars

Recent Monument and Landmark Restorations in New York City:

Award Winning

The Bust of Michelangelo on the Façade of the
The New York and National Historic Landmarks

The Facade Project - The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park S
New York, NY 10003

 Diocese of Brooklyn

310 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

The New York City Landmark Brockholst Building

Streetscapes/The Brockholst, at Columbus and 85th - A Building's Fortunes Rise With the Neighborhood's -

at 101 W 85th Street, and Columbus Avenue, NY, NY 10024

Landmarks Preservation Commission

The SH Kress Laboratories, Venice, Italy
Practiced Art Restoration on Monuments in the City of
Venice, Italy. Coordinated by
The Laboratorio la Misericordia,
the official Lab of the

Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici di Venezia

Active in the

Save Venice effort

Participant in the 3rd International Symposium:
The Conservation of Monuments in the Mediterranean
Basin, Venice

The Pratt Institute, NY

Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Painting
Master of Science in the Theory, Criticism, and
History of Art, Design, and Architecture

Instructor 3D Scientific Illustration

The Brooklyn Museum, NY

Various Techniques in Conservation

Understanding What Goes On Inside Architectural Stone Ornament in the City.

Metropolitan environments have high concentrations of pollutants produced by traffic, heating and industrial emission. The most damaging to natural stone is sulphur dioxide.

Monuments and art objects, like free-standing sculpture and architectural ornaments made from natural stone, lack any form of regeneration mechanism, and are at greater danger the longer they are exposed to even low concentrations of pollution. Stone artifacts tend to accumulate the pollutants they absorb and cannot rid themselves of them.

And what is more serious: aggressive substances like fuel residues may well remain active even after their external environments have been restored to unthreatening levels. As long as these contaminants remain within the stone, accelerated deterioration continues undiminished. Only the removal of contaminated fragments will stop the process.

Otherwise, as in most cases, beneath the surface of a deteriorating natural stone ornament, heat, ice, moisture and air, continue to move pollutants deeper into the stone, eventually disintegrating it. Over time, the structural integrity of the building itself is compromised.

Sergio Rossetti Morosini
contact information:
New York