• Claartje van Haaften
    Modern Art Conservation

Modern Art Conservation

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Welcome to the website of Claartje van Haaften, qualified restorer of contemporary art.
For restorations and advice in the field of modern and contemporary art conservation you can reach me under the telephone number +49 (0)177-7797333 or by email claartje@vanhaaften.de


Conservation Treatment • Collection Care


Specialist conservation treatment of modern and contemporary sculpture, paintings, objects and art installations • condition assesment, risk assessment and preventive conservation • from small treatments to complex restoration measures • on site or in the conservation studio • installations, paintings, painted objects, plastic, rubber, plaster, mixed media, organic materials, large formats

Transportation • Handling • Safety


Art conservation services for handling, packing and transport during a loan • courier tasks, care of exhibitions and overseeing installation of vulnerable works of art • condition reports

Lecturing • Courses • Research • Artist Interviews


Practical workshops, lectures and teaching assignments in the field of restoration, conservation and collection care • research on conservation issues, modern materials, documentation and exhibition issues • projects with artists • artist's interviews

Selected Projects

Final state of a detail of the installation

Eugenio Barbieri

Restoration of a Fluxus installation by Eugenio Barbieri

Exhibition preparation and restoration of the plaster sculptures

Hans Arp & Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Conservation of plasters, reliefs and bronzes for the Arp Foundation, Berlin

Endzustand eines Details der Skulptur

Bran Symondson

Restoration of a rifle with butterflies