Boucher Room at the Frick Museum in New York

In the summer of 2010, I completed a big project in the well-known museum, The Frick Collection. The estate sits on a picturesque block in the Upper East Side of New York City, across the street from Central Park. Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) built this 18th century, French-style estate in the early 1900’s to house […]

An artisan in Versailles: Laurent Hissier

I want to share an inspiring story about the current head of the gilding restoration department at the Chateau de Versailles, France, Laurent Hissier.   This man has become a master with humble beginnings.  I know this can be a common story, but this is special. In 1990, Laurent Hissier was hired as a night watchman […]