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During his eight years as assistant furniture conservator for 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 a modified apprenticeship with a master restorer of forty years, Frank Baker, formally of the George E. Vernon Company of Newport, Rhode Island, where he learned traditional restoration practice and philosophy.

Mr. Rosasco served on the art committee for Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island as their preservation consultant for nine years. He has been the collection manager for the Vernon House, (General Rouchambeau`s headquarters during the Revolution) National Register of Historic Places, Newport, Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Institute of Conservation in good standing. He is the founder and executive director of the American Institute of Restoration Education., now closed. Stephen is a guest lecturer for universities, museums and groups of curators and stewards of private collections,