Conservation Solutions Inc: Art + Architecture + Artifacts

Mark J. Rabinowitz

Executive Vice President

Mark Rabinowitz is Executive Vice President, Senior Conservator. He has been part of the senior management team of Conservation Solutions since 2003. In attidion to contributing to the leadership of the firm, he is an accomplished sculptor, lector, and author with over twenty five years of experience in the field of conservation. 

Mark served as Deputy Chief of Operations for Preservation at the Central Park Conservancy throughout the 1990s, during which time he initiated and directed their monuments conservation and historic preservation programs. In 1997 Mark was named Chief Consulting Conservator for the New York City Parks Department where he started up a similar program to treat monuments throughout New York City. Both programs continue today to maintain the City's collection and have trained scores of graduate students in outdoor monuments conservation.

His work has received numerous awards including

  • 3 DC Preservation Awards
  • AIA Honors Award
  • Mark Hampton Prize for Historic Preservation
  • Presidents Award Landscape Architecture
  • 6 Lucy Moses Preservation Awards
  • 2 New York City Art Commission Awards for Excellence
  • Heritage Preservation/SOS, Dade County Preservation Trust
  • Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

Mark has presented papers, published articles, and lectured at national and international conferences and institutions including APT, AIC, ICOMOS US, SFIIC (France), Columbia University, New York University Conservation Center, University of Texas at San Antonio, Penland School of Crafts, and the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. His art has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Brussels, and Paris, and is represented in public and private collections in the US and Europe.

Mark holds a BFA degree in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI (1975).

Mark has been a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) since 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome '011.

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