Testimonials & Awards


AIC Fellow

John Hartmann – Lifetime AIC Fellow status as a paintings conservator, as recommended and voted on by conservation peers in AIC (1993).

Institute of Museum Services recognition

Institute of Museum Services honor “in recognition of exceptional to the United States Government and the museums of this nation.” (1988)

President Bush EEOB Dedication

Personal photograph and thank you from President and Mrs. George W. Bush following the dedication reception for the completion of the ceiling mural conservation project for the Ceremonial Office of the Vice –President in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. (2008)

PA Historic Preservation Award Campus Theater

2012 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award – Construction Project Award in the Commercial Industrial category for the preservation and conservation work on the 1941 art –deco Campus Theatre in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

John Hartmann & Ted Strosser PA Historic Preservation Award Campus Theater

2012 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award – Hartmann Conservation was part of the architectural design team for the project and then cleaned and conserved over 9000 sq.’ of painted decoration in the theater.


Governor Casey with Lech Walesa






“Your efforts in preparing the reproduction of the royal charter of King Charles II to William Penn and the historic miner’s lunch pail for presentation to Lech Walesa were greatly appreciated by my family and the people of Pennsylvania.” – Robert P. Casey, Governor – April 1990

“Each day, I looked forward to watching the Hartmann Conservation efforts on the Campus Theatre renovation as the building slowly gave up its secrets. Their painstaking work was a labor of love and a rare combination of “Old World” art and modern day science. Truly amazing!” – Jim Hostetler, Bucknell University Director of Construction & Design – Pennsylvania 2012

“…Thank you “again” for the miracle work you performed on the Broadside Copy of the Declaration of Independence. You really don’t realize the amount of work that was put into the piece until you go back and look at the original photos. …..Absolutely amazing!! …..I would recommend your expertise to anyone!” – Tom Grove – Pennsylvania 2012

“After finally seeing the transformation of my great-great grandmother’s 1891 portrait by Lewis Thomas Ives that was dark and stuck to glass, she looks amazing! It’s a miracle!” – Annette Blum – Maryland 2010

“After seeing the photos, it’s fabulous. Can’t wait to see the actual painting!” – Michael Blum – Maryland 2010

Contact Us

Hartmann Conservation
321 West Old York Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

P: 717-574-3579
E: info@hartmannconservation.com