Cultural Preservation and Restoration


Cultural Preservation & Restoration, Inc. (CPR) specializes in a wide range of conservation and museum services including conservation surveys and assessments, conservation treatment, stabilization, reconstruction, object analysis, restoration, mount making, and exhibit design.

Our conservation projects include archaeological artifacts, objects, sculptures, paintings, ethnographic materials, historic Cemeteries, historic military collections, natural history and anatomical collections, paintings and textiles.

CPR is certified as a Category 1 and Category 4 Approved Small Business Enterprise by the New Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission.

CPR supports and adheres to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). AIC is the national membership organization of conservation professional that advances the practice and promotes the importance of the preservation of cultural property. Our conservation professionals are all members of the AIC and our Principal Conservator has attained the distinction of Professional Associate within this organization.

Gary McGowan Meet Gary McGowan, President and Principal Conservator of CPR

He has more than twenty years of conservation experience with a wide range of archaeological and art materials. His projects have included twelve prehistoric and historic sites in the New York area as well as sites in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

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Alice Landis Meet Mary Alice Landis, Vice President

She serves as Contracting Officer and Manager of Business Operations. As part of her position, she is responsible for human resource management, cost proposals, contract administration, budget management, and the development and maintenance of customized conservation databases.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 617
Blairstown, NJ 07825

Physical Address:
479 Rt. 46
Belvidere, NJ  07823

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