“When you work with Yuri, you’re getting much more than you think.”
Furniture conservator Yuri Yanchyshyn, a Fulbright Specialist, has worked with wooden objects and their owners for over 30 years in a variety of settings, from a cabinet-maker’s shop to the laboratories of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He regularly works on rare, valuable and handmade objects dating from the 14th through the 21st century, stabilizing their structures, restoring their historic integrity and minimizing the chances of future deterioration. Private collectors, museums, architects, decorative arts historians, fine arts advisors and designers have all entrusted treasured items to Yuri’s care, and institutions such as New York University’s Institute for Fine Arts Conservation Center invite him to lecture. Yuri is currently principal and Senior Conservator at both Kensington Preservation LLC and Period Furniture Conservation, LLC, both metropolitan New York City based firms.
Yuri holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the California Institute of the Arts. He received advanced training in conservation from the Amsterdam Academy for Restoration and the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, and frequently participates in ongoing continuing education courses.
We maintain a small staff of highly dedicated assistant conservators and conservation technicians. Our personnel are known for their attention to detail, analytic ability, patience and the meticulous care with which they handle each object entrusted to our studio.
All of our staff conservators have Bachelors, Master of Arts, or Certificates in Conservation, having received their training at institutions such as NYU's Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center; Buffalo State, the State University of New York; West Dean College; Buckinghamshire New University; Cologne University of Applied Sciences; School of Conservation, Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen; the University of Amsterdam; or the Carl Malmsten IEI, University of Linkoping, Stockholm.
Upon leaving the firm, our staff have gone on to enjoy successful careers of their own, including internships, fellowships and positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University's Art Museums, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale University, to name just a few.