Providing Customized Conservation Services

What Services We Provide


Surveys, Assessments, Planning, and Funding


Preventive Conservation


Materials Research and Testing

Design and Materials Specifications


Conservation Treatment


Education and Training

Why Choose Us?

Our Work

Browse through our wide variety of past projects, and see why we're the best fit for your job.

Our Qualifications

With over 30 years’ experience, it’s no wonder our clients consider us one of the most trusted resources in the conservation field.

Our Services

We treat every project with attention to detail and strive to create the best client experience possible. We treat our clients with the highest level of care.





“I highly recommend Katharine! She brings a depth of knowledge and experience as a conservator and a friendly problem-solving approach. I am always pleased with the variety of options she suggests, explained with all the pros and cons, as well as the detailed written reports that make documentation and sharing information with artists and contractors straightforward and clear.”

Beth Tobey, Arts Program Manager, City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office

“I worked with Katharine on the conservation treatment of twelve sculptures mounted on the exterior ledge of a high-rise in San Francisco. The project required a conservator who was experienced on buildings and outdoor sculptures made of FRP, and qualified with all applicable safety certifications to work from suspended scaffolding twenty-three stories above ground. Katharine was perfect for the job, and was able to bring her cross-disciplinary experience to bear in a way that expedited the restoration work.”

Andrew S. Weber, AIA NCARB, Principal, Senior Consultant Facilities, Terracon

“Conservation Strategies is aptly named. Katharine takes a team approach and knows how to solve problems. If you are looking for someone with an academic and experienced background in collections, archaeological and built heritage conservation that includes dynamic project management, I highly recommend her. What always tipped the scale for me, and the proposal evaluation committees, was the proven project management and team building aspects. I worked with Katharine over a ten year period on various projects. Bottom line? She made my job easier, and the outcome was always first rate.”

 Linda Cooper, District Curator, California State Parks

“Katharine was readily accessible throughout projects, was efficient and disciplined, and stayed within the budget and scope.  Her diverse conservation background is impressive and she readily included other conservators and subcontractors with specific disciplines as needed.

On our historic cemetery project, it would have been a challenge to match her skill at piecing together a grave marker broken by vandalism into small bits and pieces scattered throughout the site. This was likely attributable to Katharine’s additional archeological conservation background. At one point the crew stopped in their tracks at the sight of a completed grave marker from the scattered fragments found all over the site!

Katharine’s humor was also very welcome during some tough, hot days and she beautifully managed all the little unexpected site issues that inevitably pop up during a project.”

Linda Cooper, District Curator, California State Parks

“I had the opportunity to work with Katharine on several public arts projects for public agencies and private real estate developers. I am very pleased with her work and especially appreciate her knowledge of architecture, general contracting, and the conservation field including highly technical and ever-changing industry information, sensitivity to the needs of the client, respect for the artist, and her well written and organized supporting documents. Early design reviews, and preservation  and maintenance planning, are critical to clients who need to preserve civic and corporate assets. Katharine is a great and necessary addition to any team.”

Helene Fried, Helene Fried Associates, Cultural Arts Planning and Public Art

"Katharine is an intelligent, thoughtful, experienced conservator.  Her highly developed analytical skills and superior critical thinking abilities allow her to create and implement ground-breaking and pragmatic solutions to material preservation challenges.  Katharine is a valuable asset to any project team.  Her participation ensures adequate planning and preparation resulting in smoothly run, timely, on-budget project completion.  Clear, concise documentation of her research, analytical approach, and treatment methods contributes to long term preservation.  She is professional, friendly and generous with her knowledge."

Carol Marie Daniels, Retired Project Manager, San Francisco Arts Commission