Conservation Solutions Inc: Art + Architecture + Artifacts

Reed Higgins

Conservation Technician

Reed Higgins joined Conservation Solutions, Inc. (CSI) as a conservation technician in 2015. He works closely with Conservators in many aspects of historic preservation work including conservation treatments, project management, employee training, condition assessments, color matching, and photographic documentation.

Prior to joining the team at CSI, Reed worked as a Litigation Technology Specialist / Project Manager in the legal services field.  In previous positions, he has managed a dental laboratory and has taught theatrical set design and construction to middle and high school students. 

Some of Reed's significant projects include:

  • Laser Cleaning of United States Capitol Building (Senate), Washington, DC (2016): Performed onsite assessment and over 800 hours of laser cleaning marble decorative elements including column and pilaster capitals, window surrounds, cornice, and the Progress of Civilization (1863) pediment sculpture group by Thomas Crawford 
  • Conservation of United States Capitol Building Bronze Handrails, Washington, DC (2015 – 2016):  Performed hot and cold bronze patination followed by several applications of lacquer
  • Confederate War Memorial Bronze Sculpture Conservation, Arlington Cemetery, Washington, DC (2015):  Performed treatment to remove failing tinted wax, followed by hot bronze patination, applications of hot wax and paste wax
  • Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Foundation, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2015):  Performed hot bronze patination, followed by applications of hot and paste wax



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