RESTORATION, MOSAICS, MURALS & CONSULTANCY

There is no real future without preserving our history and our culture.

~ Dan Tarnoveanu

Short Description of Services.

Renaissance Art, Restoration & Architecture LLC (RARA) is an award-winning firm, founded in 1989 by Dan Tarnoveanu. Our design-built firm specializes in historic preservation and conservation of murals, mosaics, and other decorated architectural surfaces & architectural elements. We also design and execute interior and exterior artwork; i.e., murals, mosaics, and paintings, for religious and secular buildings. RARA offers personalized services to meet the specific needs of our clients from start to finish, from design to execution. We also provide consulting services: Historic Structure Reports, preparation of documentation and reports for preservation and restoration of historic buildings, as well as, materials and colors investigation. We serve our clients in the United States, in Canada, and in Europe.

AWARD-WINNING FIRM

Renaissance Art, Restoration & Architecture LLC revives a classic legacy of creative, high quality design and workmanship. Historic buildings, their exterior and interior spaces, and all the artwork they incorporate (i.e., decorative and figurative murals, paintings, mosaics, and sculptures), represent the visible and tangible evidence of our history and culture.

We work closely with: architectural firms, private homeowners, historical societies, public institutions, and general contractors in charge of historic preservation projects. Our team members are seasoned professionals. Our staff includes a Liturgical Consultant for projects pertaining religious buildings.

SERVICES

Historic Structure Reports
Preliminary design
Conservation-restoration
Conservation of paintings
Design and execution of original art

Historic Structure Reports; comprehensive investigations of historic buildings (interior and exterior); preparation of documentation and forms for listing properties in the National Register of Historic Places (in USA).

Preliminary design, construction documents, and specifications – historic buildings restoration.

Conservation-restoration of interiors and exterior of historic buildings; includes conservation of murals, frescoes, mosaics, stonework, and ornamental polychrome plasterwork.

Conservation of paintings on canvas and/or panel; includes actual condition and treatment reports.

Design and execution of original art: murals, mosaics, and paintings for religious institutions, public and private entities, as well as, private collectors.

About Us

Dan Tarnoveanu is Founder, Architect, and Senior Art Conservator of Renaissance Art, Restoration & Architecture.

He received his master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Architecture Ion Mincu in Bucharest, Romania, and a master’s degree and license in Art Conservation and Religious Art from the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate Art Commission, also in Bucharest, Romania.

Dan’s career is a blend of architecture, historic preservation, and fine art.  He has more than 30 years of experience in preservation and architectural work in the U.S. and in Europe.

His professional background include employment with Proiect Galati (architectural and engineering firm), Galati, Romania, where he was involved in architectural design, urban planning, and historic preservation projects. Later, he joined the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate, and participated in the conservation of one of the most important historic landmarks in Romania: Cozia Monastery, a Byzantine style monastic complex, built in 1386, by King Mircea of Wallachia (Vlad III Dracul’s grandfather)… read more

PRINCIPLES & CODES

We adhere to the:

 

  • International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Charter Principles for the analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration of Architectural Heritage (Europe)
  • ICOMOS Principles for the Preservation and Conservation-Restoration of Wall Paintings (Europe)
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties (U.S.A.)
  • The Code of Ethics and The Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (U.S.A.)

PRINCIPLES & CODES

Mission Statement

Renaissance Art, Restoration & Architecture, is committed to:

Excellence in craftsmanship, sustainability and adherence to the highest ethical standards;

Accurate preservation of the artistic and the architectural heritage of the world;

Reviving the artistry and craftsmanship of the Renaissance.

Awards

Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of Jackson County Courthouse, Jackson, Minnesota; Historic Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (2007)

Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of Old Trondhjem Norwegian Church, Lonsdale, Minnesota; Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (2002)

Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of Wanda Gag House, New Ulm, Minnesota; Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (2000)

Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of Minnesota State Capitol Cafeteria, Saint Paul, Minnesota; Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
(2000)

Award of Recognition for the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol Cafeteria, Saint Paul, Minnesota; Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (2000)

National Preservation Award for the restoration of the House of Hospitality, Balboa Park, San Diego, California; National Trust for Historic Preservation (1998)

Orchid Award for the restoration of the House of Hospitality, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
(1998)

Heritage Preservation Award for the restoration of the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission/Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (1995)

Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of the Mt. Olivet Church, Plymouth Historical Society, Plymouth (1991)

First National Prize, WoolTapestry: Illumination, The Biennial of Fine Arts, Romanian Institute of Architects, Bucharest, Romania (1982)

First National Prize, Watercolor: Notre Dame of Paris, The Biennial of Fine Arts, Romanian, Institute of Architects, Bucharest, Romania (1974)

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