Lucia Militello Conservation
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lucia Militello and I have been working in art conservation all my life. Growing up in Italy, I was inspired by the magnificence of the past, granted life through the wonders of artistry. This enchantment led me to the Istituto Centrale Del Restauro in Rome, and eventually to become a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship and a continued working relationship with the Metropolitan museum of Art’s Department for Objects Conservation. Throughout my years in New York City, I have worked for the Italian Cultural Institute, the mosaic projects commissioned by the MTA, and the NYDOE, as well as several galleries, private collectors, art and antique dealers and regional art museums. While my specialty is art conservation and restoration of historical and archeological objects and sculptures, my passion has always been fueled by the healing and transcendent experience of art to the viewer. I furthered that goal by branching out into the field of art therapy, recently graduating with an MPS in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute.
Lucia Militello studied and trained at the prestigious Institute of Central Restoration (ICR) in Rome, Italy where she obtained her BS degree in objects, sculptures and monuments conservation in 1989. She was the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship in object conservation and later covered the position of Assistant Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation. For more than 6 years she was entrusted with the treatment of the Greek and Roman collections while maintaining a practice as a freelance conservator and consultant to numerous collectors, foundations and museums
Lucia Militello is a full range Fine Arts Conservation Practice. The practice employs one additional permanent staff; however, should any additional assistant conservators and technicians be required, they can be employed on short time notice and perform any scale and number of artifacts treatments projects required.