Cecile Wendover Clover, Conservator of Paintings

Art Conservator and Restorer since 1964.

(434) 825-0734
Charlottesville, Virginia


Conservation Projects

Consulting and restoration, 1992-2024.

Ash Lawn Highlands, Charlottesville, Virginia. Conservation Assessment Team. Worked as part of a creative team of conservator-consultants coordinated to evaluate the condition ot the building and its contents. This team also developed a systematic approach to the treatments found to be necessary through out analysis. March-July 1992.

Walter and Marjorie Phillips, private collection. In situ. 1988.

National Geographic Society Surface restoration of five large murals by N.C. Wyeth, circa 1927. In situ. 1984.

Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia Restoration of "The Battle of New Market," by Benjamin West Clindinst, circa 1914. A 20'x30' mural on canvas mounted to the wall. Surface restoration and minor repair. In situ.

Pepco Building, Washington, D.C. Now owned by the American Medical Association. Structural transfer of two frescos by James Michael Newell. Circa 1931.

Department of Archives, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Created, designed and participated in three month project in 1985 involving the tracking down of the thirteen remaining makers of Brousonetia Papyfifera, a handmade paper, in Northern Thailand. Once found, each maker's process was documented both photographically and by taped interview, and samples of materials were taken and analyzed. Involvement in research and development of this paper for Payap University is ongoing.

Sigma Nu National Leadership Conference Center, Lexington, Virginia. Restoration Review Board. 1989-Present.

Related Projects and Affiliations

Author, Documenting Your Collection, a comprehensive system for documenting objects. Art Restoration Services, publishers, 1993.

Lecturer, "Art Conservation and Restoration," "Attitudes Toward Restoration," "The Virtue of Decay," "Decay as Part of the Process," and others lectures.

Interview, WVPT Public Television The creation of Holsinger's Charlottesville, 1992.

Team Interview, WCVE-TV, Richmond, Virginia; WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, Virginia; and WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, Virginia. Conservation Assessment and Consolidated Long-Range Conservation Plan for Ash Lawn Highlands, 1993.

Tapestry Analysis, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. Conducted partial analysis and research of Kalaga, a little-known Burmese tapestry, for a client in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1985.

Founding Board Member, Thomas Jefferson Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, 1984-1994.

Member, Charlottesville Landmarks Commisssion, 1983-1985.

Member, International Institute for Conservation, Canadian Group, 1977-Present.

Member, The United Kingdom Institute for Conservation, 1982-1992.

Member, American Institute for Conservation, 1974-Present.

Editor, Pages from the Virginia Story, by George Bowles, 1979-1980.

Staff Writer, The Albemarle Monthly Magazine, monthly column on local history. 1978-1979.

Co-Author, Holsinger's Charlottesville, a pictorial documentation of Charlottesville at the turn of the century. Maiden Lane Press. 1976. Second edition, Art Restoration Services 1995.