Nzilani Glass Conservation is one of the few companies in the United States qualified to conserve historical glass works. It is known for its surveys and ability to provide one-stop treatments (including window removal, transportation, conservation, restoration, and reinstallation).
The Nzilani Glass Conservation team includes artists and conservators with specialized expertise in glass painting, intricate glazing techniques and structural stabilization. Thanks to their unique skills – such as “Old World” glass-painting techniques, custom crate building, and high-end metal and woodworking – the team can provide creative, museum-quality treatment of your object, regardless of its age and history.
The company’s founder, Ariana Makau, holds a Master’s Degree in Stained Glass Conservation from the Royal College of Art in London, and is a member of AIC. She has worked in the field of conservation since 1993. Ariana’s clients include the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Ariana champions the use of documentation as an essential element in the process of conservation. She founded Nzilani Glass Conservation in 2003 to provide museum-quality service to real-world projects.