State-of-the-Art Preservation and Conservation Facility
Located in Austin, Texas, Carrabba Conservation has been a highly-regarded leader in conservation and preservation since 1987. Owner and Senior Conservator Cheryl A. Carrabba heads a team of trained professionals offering expansive treatment services for works of art on paper, historical documents and maps, and family ephemera in a well-appointed laboratory .
Clients include individuals, state and federal governments, galleries, collectors, and public and private institutions throughout the United States. Carrabba Conservation's extensive conservation and preservation expertise fosters a considered approach to the unique needs of each client and project.
In addition, Carrabba Conservation is an educational center for pre-program internships, current conservation students and postgraduates. Hands-on workshops for paraprofessionals are available upon request.
Cheryl A. Carrabba, Director of Projects, a professional conservator since 1978, is an awarded Professional Associate by the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Ms. Carrabba is an active AIC member, a lecturer for many professional organizations, and a Texas Women's Hall of fame nominee. Prior to founding a private conservation lab in 1987, she worked as a conservator at the renowned Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Carrabba holds a Bachelor of Science degree and completed extensive conservation training at the Camberwell School of Art in London, where she mastered high-level skills in rare book and paper conservation.
Lauren Morales, Associate Conservator at Carrabba Conservation, Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), has been in the conservation field since 1993. She earned a Bachelors degree in Art in Mexico City and gained conservation experience volunteering at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Lauren worked as a paper conservation assistant at the Centro Nacional de Conservacion y Registo del Patrimonio Artistico Mueble in Mexico City and was trained at the Centro de Estudios Sobre la Universidad, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Elizabeth Stettler, Assistant Conservator, performs preliminary treatment and repairs. Liz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Sculpture, Printmaking and Drawing. Liz also obtained her Masters of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas School of Information with concentration on project management and preservation of library materials. Liz is also an artist, specializing in printmaking and sculpture. Her current work consists of detailed black and white hand printed woodcuts.