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Background Information

Employment History

Owner
Rosasco Restorations

Founder and Executive Director
American Institute of Restoration Education

Guest Lecturer for Museums and Groups of Curators
American Institute of Restoration Education

Guest Lecturer for Universities, Museums and Groups
American Institute of Restoration Education

Preservation Consultant
Redwood Library and Athenaeum

Newport Art Museum

Affiliations

Member
American Institute of Conservation

Member, Art Committee
Redwood Library and Athenaeum

Preservation Society of Newport County
Newport RI

Web References (13 Total References)


Rosasco Restorations Furniture refinishing, restoration, repair in New England - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire

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Rosasco brought to his position exceptionally competent and experienced training as a restorer" "Steve Rosasco is an extremely talented and conscientious furniture restorer".

New York Yacht Club, Newport "In all of the projects you have demonstrated great professional care and sensitivity to the importance of each piece."
Redwood Library and Athenaeum "Mr. Rosasco has expertly treated numerous pieces in our furniture and frame collection-including the seven Windsor chairs original to the library".
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National Society of Colonial Dames "Stephen J. Rosasco has done exceptionally fine work at Whitehall Museum House".
Newport Historical Society "Steve combines the spirit of a true artist with the expertise, knowledge and experience of a master craftsman", "his remarkable skills, experience and training, and his personal qualities combine to make him a true asset to the Newport preservation community".
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" Stephen Rosasco has been caring for our private collection of furniture and decorative art objects for over 25 years. He is a highly experienced and talented as a restorer and conservator."
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"I have known Stephen Rosasco for over ten years. He has worked on numerous pieces for me and many friends. We have found his work to be of excellent quality and his manner professional". At my suggestion Steve has asked to sit on the art committee at Redwood Library. For the last eight years he has been an asset to that institution".


Rosasco Restorations Furniture refinishing, restoration, repair in New England - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire

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A week long workshop taught at the International Yacht Restoration School by Stephen Rosasco, Executive Director of the American Institute of Restoration Education, 2004. Students restoring their antique objects.

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Stephen Rosasco is the owner of Rosasco Restorations and was previously on the staff of the Preservation Society of Newport County.


Antique Furniture restoration refinishing, repair in New England - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire

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During his eight years as assistant furniture conservator at the Preservation Society of Newport County, Mr. Rosasco learned museum conservation philosophy and application. These experiences make possible the integration of conservation and restoration in the treatment of antique objects.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
Beginning in 1975 Stephen Rosasco learned the trade of antique furniture restoration through an apprenticeship with a master restorer of forty years, Frank Baker, formally of the George E. Vernon Company of Newport, Rhode Island, learning traditional restoration practice and philosophy.
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Stephen Rosasco served on the art committee for Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island as their preservation consultant for 15years. He has been the collection manager for the Vernon House, (General Rouchambeau`s headquarters during the Revolution) Newport, Rhode Island, and is a member of the American Institute of Conservation in good standing. Stephen is a guest lecturer for universities, museums and groups of curators and stewards of private collections, and the founder and executive director of the American Institute of Restoration Education.


Calendar of Events

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Furniture Restoration with Stephen Rosasco. Stephen Rosasco, proprietor of Rosasco Restorations, a local antique furniture and fine arts restoration company, will present a lecture & slide presentation on the subject of historically significant restorations of art objects and architecture. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer period and a viewing of many recreated elements of works of art.

Mr. Rosasco is a Newport trained, traditional furniture restorer and a museum trained conservator. Mr. Rosasco has worked with many museums, universities and fine arts associations including the Preservation Society of Newport County, and is the founder and executive director of the American Institute of Restoration Education. *


Newport Art Museum & Art Association

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Stephen Rosasco

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