Services

Contracting Services for all stages of historic restoration and conservation projects.

Expertise

Canning Liturgical Arts has built a reputation for innovation in solving difficult design and restoration problems. We combine our knowledge of traditional methods and materials of the past and evaluate emerging technologies of the future that, when combined, can reduce risk when mitigating complex historic interiors and artwork restoration.

We’ve developed unique approaches for exterior stone repair and restoration, plaster reattachment and stabilization, and are known for project management, scheduling, and engineering complex scaffold systems that protect the public and provide access for all trades when buildings must remain operational during restoration.

Support Along Each Stage of a Project

CONSULTING & PRE-CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

RESTORATION

CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION

HISTORIC PLASTER CONSERVATION SERVICES

MID-CENTURY & MODERN BEAUTIFICATION 

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Case Study

Cathedral of St. Patrick Norwich, CT

Historic paint analysis uncovered the original church decoration which we restored and combined with new commissions for 22 fine art murals and a series of simulated stained glass windows.

Canning Liturgical Arts performed intensive research studies both on site with paint and plaster analyses as well as archival. The original decoration was uncovered and the intended color palette and decoration restored. 

22 commissioned murals were designed and executed to fill the voids of the lost original artwork. CLA worked with the church on the entirety of the decorative finishes throughout the interior including value engineering alternatives. It was the desire of the church to have a large window in the sanctuary however the cost prohibited such an endeavor. CLA proposed and executed the reflective mural simulating stained glass that the Cathedral now features.

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I’m writing to express our great satisfaction with the work you performed. The project involved both technical expertise and diplomacy on your part in working with the Church and its parishioners during construction.

ANNE HOLFORD-SMITH
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, PLATT BOARD DOVELL WHITE ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your bonding capacities?

Canning has the bonding capacity of up to $4 million for a single contract, and up to $10.5 million aggregate.

How do you insure your projects?

Canning maintains all the standard insurances including: Commercial General Liability, Contractual Liability, Pollution & Professional Liability, Worker’s Compensation, Employers’ Liability and Automobile Liability.

A sample certificate of insurance can be provided if you have questions on our coverage.  Canning can also obtain any additional coverage that a project may require.

What safeguards do you have in place for building and personnel safety?

Canning takes great care in establishing protocols to ensure the safety of workers, staff, and the public, as well as the building or artwork itself. Prior to initiating work, we create a site-specific safety plan for every project that we are involved in.

Our personnel are fully trained and equipped to work in various scenarios that they may encounter on the project site. In addition to their expertise in conservation, preservation, and restoration, our team members are OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 certified, CPR certified, lift certified, and RRP and lead certified.

Do you work with other trades or contractors?

Canning has expertise in many trades and is capable of executing most or all tasks associated with a project; however, we are flexible when it comes to managing or working with other trades or partners to bring a project to completion.

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