Chris J. Kenney is the Principal Conservator at MÖBIUS: art conservation inc. which spans three decades of providing expert consultations and fine art services in the Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay areas. We provide conservation and restoration services to private clients, educational institutions, libraries, historical societies and properties, museums, interior designers, insurance companies, art and antique dealers, and moving companies.


(831) 464-1418


mobiusart@gmail.com




Expert Consultations

All treatments are performed according to the highest standards outlined

in the Code of Ethics of the American Institute for Conservation

of Historic and Artistic Works


Here are some of the many services that we provide:

  • Evaluation of art (structural integrity, visual aesthetics)
  • Condition surveys of art collections
  • Developing your art collection and purchasing strategies
  • Assistance in developing art sales strategies
  • Digital photography and documentation
  • Packing and shipping recommendations
  • Art research and signature identification
  • Emergency disaster planning and recovery
  • Assisting with insurance claims
  • Archival storage of art and memorabilia
  • Environmental monitoring and pest management
  • Lectures and presentations




Pre-program interns log many hours before entering into a graduate program in art conservation. A former student at Pitzer College, recent intern Amelia Abramson works on a 19th century wooden replica of the Pinta. Because of the machine made nails, the earliest date of creation would be 1830.




Inpainting (retouching) a 19th c. painting and repairing a gilded frame.



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Ian McClure poses with a 19th c. copy of Immaculada Concepción by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), Spain. Ian has an interest in objects conservation and is specializing in African artifacts while finishing his prerequisites for graduate school.





Chris J. Kenney evaluates a painting at the

Cantor Museum at Stanford



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