About Us

Preservation of cultural heritage is at the heart of our company.  Mareva Conservation (formerly known as V A Conservation) was established in 2003 by Veronika Vlková (PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorer, Member of ICON) because of her passion for art, culture and her vision to preserve our wonderful cultural surroundings. 

Our highly skilled and dedicated team of conservators and specialist has extensive experience in the conservation of Works of Art crafted in inorganic and organic materials with polychrome (painted), monochrome and gilded surfaces.

Conservation / Restoration

Mareva Conservation is committed to the highest standards of conservation, restoration, craft skills and material knowledge. This is upheld through continuous learning, conservation ethics and a deep understanding and appreciation of art and history.
Solutions often require challenging remedies; our team is able to provide innovative and unique approaches to resolve such challenges.

All projects undertaken regardless of size of specialist area, are supported by:

  • Preliminary survey
  • Analysis
  • Research
  • Assessment

This combination of research, skills and knowledge enforces a comprehensive understanding of each unique project and allows for the most appropriate conservation and restoration work to be undertaken.

  • Conservation treatment
  • Restoration treatment

A fundamental code of conservation is the safeguarding of cultural property for the future, by the prevention of deterioration, with the most minimal intervention possible. Our primary responsibility is to the objects we work on, to which we have a duty of care.

Consultancy and Other Services

We provide consultancy and conservation works in the form of the following:

  • Surveys
  • Condition assessments
  • Loan reports
  • Installation and the installation of exhibitions
  • Packing
  • Transport of art objects
  • Relocation of sculptures, monuments & memorials
  • Recommendations on care of collections, preventative conservation and environmental control
  • Advice on conservation and restoration strategies and their implementations
  • Advice on maintenance
  • Health and Safety audits
  • Emergency response
  • Training of museum staff and volunteers
  • Reports for insurance purposes
  • Valuations
  • Technical advice including material and paint analysis

Materials / Media

Based in Birmingham, West Midlands, Mareva Conservation’s team is able to bring together a wealth of experience, knowledge and practical skill in the field of conservation and restoration. This gives us the ability to undertake treatment on a diverse range of materials such as:

  • Marble
  • Alabaster
  • Limestone
  • Sandstone
  • Blue John
  • Granite and other stones
  • Terracotta
  • Ceramics
  • Plaster
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Ivory and bone
  • Mother of Pearl


Projects are tailored to the needs of the clients. They can be undertaken in-situ or in a fully equipped and secure conservation studio.
Our client list is extensive, including Cathedrals and ecclesiastical buildings, local authorities, trusts, museums, heritage organisations, historic houses, architects as well as a large client base. In addition, we are the first point of contact for museums who do not have their own conservation departments.
Our Clients include:


Birmingham Cathedral
Lichfield Cathedral
All Saints Church, Wing
St Martin's Church, Birmingham
Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield
The Oratory, Oxford
St Francis Church, Bournville
St Mary Magdalen, Oxford
Shirley Baptist Church, Solihull
St Mary's Church, Leamington Spa
Chapel at All Souls College, Oxford
St Mary Church, Handsworth
St Chad's Church, Wishaw
St Michael with St Mary's Church, Melbourne
St. Michael and All Angels Church, Great Witley
Shrewsbury Abbey
St Alban's Church, Worcester
St John the Baptist Church, Claines
St Peter & Paul's Church,  Aston
St Partholomew's Church, Tardebigge
St Nicholas Church, Great Kimble


Birmingham Museums Trust
The Barber Institute
Wolverhampton Museum & Art Gallery
Northampton Museum & Art Gallery
Abington Park Museum
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
Kidderminster Museum
Llandudno Museum
Samuel Johnson Museum
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Universities / Schools

All Souls College, Oxford University
Aston University
University of Birmingham
Oscott College, Birmingham
St Andrews College, Oxford University
Jesus College, Oxford University
Codrington Library, Oxford

Local Authorities

Birmingham City Council
Churchdown Parish Council
Shropshire County Council

Historic Houses

Aston Hall,
Woodmancote Manor
Stowe House
Compton Verney

Private Clients

Chatsworth House collection
Lord Rothschild
Coulborn & Sons
Panacea Society, Bedford
Milley's Hospital, Lichfield
English Heritage
Royal Shakespeare Company collection