Baumgartner Restoration

Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration, commonly known as Baumgartner Restoration, is a Chicago-based art conservation studio. The business is notable for operating a successful YouTube channel of the same name, which has accrued 1.64 million subscribers as of February 2022.[1]

Baumgartner Restoration
Personal information
OriginChicago, Illinois
YouTube information
ChannelsBaumgartner Restoration
Years active2016-present
GenreArt conservancy
Subscribers1.64 million
Total views125 million

Updated: February 2022


The studio was established in 1978 in Chicago by R. Agass Baumgartner. His son Julian took over the running of the studio in 2011 following Agass' passing, aged 63.[2] In 2016 the conservancy started a YouTube channel - also called Baumgartner Restoration - which quickly grew in popularity.[1] On the channel Julian posts videos of himself restoring various works of art. These videos have been well received[3] and have accrued media coverage about the conservancies' various restoration projects.[4][5][6] A January 2019 Mashable named Baumgartner as the most popular art conservationist on YouTube and credited Julian with popularizing the genre of videos.[7]


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  2. ^ "Rene Agass Baumgartner Obituary". Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  3. ^ Arbues, Jen (2019-01-29). "This Art Restoration Is More Dramatic and Exciting Than Any Movie You'll See This Year". Obsev. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  4. ^ "The mesmerizing art of painting restoration". Inquirer Lifestyle. 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  5. ^ By (2019-10-04). "When Engineering, Fine Art, And ASMR Collide". Hackaday. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  6. ^ Zara, Janelle (3 October 2018). "Watching Art Conservators Work Their Magic Has Become a Hot New Museum Trend. Here's Why". Archived from the original on 2018-10-03.
  7. ^ Roos, Charlotte. "Painting restoration YouTube is the niche relaxation you need". Mashable. Retrieved 2020-02-07.