Over the years, Aitchison and Watters have worked on projects for significant Los Angeles museums and art institutions. Some of these have included the following:
- The National Gallery of Art
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- The Norton Simon Museum
- Art Collections of the Huntington Library
- The Broad
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- The J. Paul Getty Museum
- The Hammer Museum
- The Fine Art Museum of Houston
- Santa Barbara Museum of Art
- Laguna Art Museum
- The UCLA Special Collections
"I've known Aitchison and Watters for 10 years, and I find them to be the most trustworthy, high-level, professional conservators I've met." - Victoria Blyth Hill, Former Director of Conservation at LACMA
Aitchison and Watters have been profiled in numerous national publications and received numerous citations from conservation groups and the National Endowment of the Arts. Some of their coverage has included:
"They have restored valuable pieces of art shredded during marital disputes, paintings that family dogs have mistaken for fire hydrants, and watercolors damages in fires. The maladies they fix include stains caused by mold, tears and food spills, and damage caused by insects or cellophane tape. And through it all, they prove paper is not nearly the flimsy material that many believe."
"Aitchison and Watters isn’t the only studio in the city that repairs works of art on paper, but co-owner Robert Aitchison is L.A.’s premier photo specialist. A torn, water-stained silver gelatin panorama of Echo Park from 1912, back when Sunset Boulevard was dirt and the only buildings there were a few farmhouses, is a current project."
Upon receipt of artwork, Aitchison and Watters uses a variety of tools to assess the condition, and produce a condition report for the client along with a proposal of treatment and a cost estimate per treatment.