Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Noted by The New York City Landmark’s Preservation Commission as “the largest Cathedral in the world”, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine’s magnificent French Gothic interior built in 1892, suffered a fire on December 18, 2001. The smoke from the fire covered the entire interior surface of the cathedral with a thick layer of soot. Ernest Neuman Studios …

Restoration & Conservation

Ernest Neuman Studios’ Restoration Division is dedicated to restoring and preserving historical and cherished spaces. Whether a team of two or a crew of thirty-plus craftsmen, we bring decades of project management and artistic talent to each project. From a nationally recognized landmark to a treasured place of worship, each restoration project is met with our respect for the history …

Ornamental Plaster

Ernest Neuman Studios are experts at conserving existing ornamental plaster. First by studying existing conditions of the black iron framing and lath and then by sounding the the existing plaster to determine its condition we can develop a site specific treatment to assure the a safe a complete restoration of any plaster project. We create latex molds on site, take …

Wood Finishes

Ernest Neuman Studios utilizes a variety of techniques and materials to accentuate the beauty of wood. Our team are experts in evaluating the existing conditions then developing effective solutions. Whether it is a newly constructed library or a centuries old cherished space in need of delicate restoration Ernest Neuman wood team has been trained to perform with expertise

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Ernest Neuman Studios worked for over three years restoring St. Patrick’s Cathedral. We restored the plaster at the Cathedral’s ceilings, which was damaged from past years of wear and tear and areas of water infiltration. The scope of work successfully completed included the consolidation of the existing plaster and the replication of missing ornamental elements, new three coat plaster was …