Silverlake Conservation is a full service conservation firm specializing in the assessment and treatment of sculpture and architectural materials.

The principals in the firm - Linnaea Dix Dawson and Amy Green - have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the care and treatment of a wide variety of materials including metal, stone, ceramics, tiles, plaster, glass, and painted surface finishes. Both partners are Professional Associates of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and adhere to the AIC’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Silverlake Conservation is on the City of Los Angeles’ list of pre-approved conservators.

We are particularly proud of the projects we have done in public spaces because such projects allow us to see how much people care about the art in their community. We love sharing information with onlookers about the conservation field and its importance in preserving our cultural heritage. We have worked on large outdoor sculptures, monuments, and historic artifacts doing both specialized treatments and performing regular maintenance.

Our public sector clients have included the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Fe Springs in California; Dallas, TX; the Los Angeles County Art Commission; the State of Hawaii; the General Services Administration; and the California State Parks. We are on the City of Los Angeles’ list of pre-approved conservators. We have also worked extensively at Dodger Stadium, the Griffith Observatory, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the Japanese American National Museum, the Broad Art Foundation, and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX.

Linnaea Dix Dawson has a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Architectural Conservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. She has extensive experience in sculpture conservation and has worked on projects ranging from conditions surveys and specification writing to hands-on treatment of architectural elements and sculpture. Linnaea has worked for the Curator’s Office at the United States Capitol, as a consultant to the National Park Service, and in private practice in Southern California as a conservator for the conservation firms of Wharton and Griswold Associates and the Sculpture Conservation Studio.

Amy Green has a broad range of experience in the conservation of a variety of materials including ceramics, glass, metal, stone, concrete, and modern materials. Amy came to the field of conservation as a ceramic artist with a strong working knowledge of clay and glaze chemistry and she has gravitated towards the treatment of historic tile and architectural terra cotta. Amy has a certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Southern California and a Master’s of Art in Tile Conservation from Antioch University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.