LA Art Labs, located on Museum Row in the heart of Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile, was founded in 2017 by Kamila M. Korbela, who currently also works as a Project Conservator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The studio employs scientific techniques and instrumentation in the planning and implementation of museum-quality conservation treatments, and carries out research into the methods and materials used by artists. It enshrines the highest attainable standard in compliance with the American Institute of Conservation code of ethics and guidelines for practice.  

Staff members and potential collaborators are long-standing members of the conservation community and draw from national and international collaborations with conservators, curators, and scientists in museums, conservation laboratories, and universities.

Conservator and restorator - conservation and Restoration of a medieval panel painting - repair and maintenance.



What we do

LA Art Labs is primarily devoted to the preservation, conservation and study of paintings, sculptures, and painted objects for cultural institutions, auction houses, and private collectors in SoCal and beyond.

Further services include

  • consultations, such as pre-treatment, pre-acquisition or deaccession assessment, and authentication
  • item specific and general collection surveys
  • installation and de-installation of single artworks and whole collections
  • art handling, including framing services and custom packing solutions
  • collection care management
  • risk management, disaster planning, mitigation, and recovery services
Conservator and restorator - conservation and Restoration of a canvas painting by Giacometti - repair and maintenance.
In the late winter of 2010, Professor Volker Schaible offered LA Art Labs’ founder Kamila M. Korbela the opportunity to work with him on a joint research and conservation project focusing on Giacometti’s mural painting ‘Die Verklärten’. The monumental mural was painted in 1917 to fit the gable of the Memorial Hall in Davos and continues to attract many visitors every day.