Services

 

We offer a wide variety of consultation services including:

 

• Conservation Treatments

We treat a variety of art, historical objects, and household possessions.    (more)

 

• Assessments and Collections Surveys

We carry out assessments for museums and historical societies under grants from several federal and state granting agencies. We also carry out less formal assessments of collections and museum environments in preparation for other kinds of consulting projects.   (more)

 

• Collections Care Projects

Collections care projects include disaster preparedness, pest management, and the design of storage and exhibition cases.   (more)

 

• Disaster Mitigation and Recovery

We work in the aftermath of both fires and floods, dealing with soot and mold, and treating the victims of water damage.   (more)

 

• Museum Construction and Renovation

We participate on construction design teams and do environmental planning for collections – museums, archives, and libraries – and plan for the protection of collections during construction.   (more)

 

• Lighting Projects

We have carried out lighting projects in house museums, museum galleries, and private collections, and work on eco-friendly lighting.   (more)

 

  • Protection of collections during construction
  • Environmental planning for collections
  • Project coordination for mold mitigation

 

 

A Few Selected Major Projects:

 

New York City Board of Education,1993-present:
Consultation with artists creating projects for public schools to assure their permanence.

Bronx Zoo, 2006-2007:
Mold remediation project and survey of audio-visual and art collections.

New Jersey State Museum, 2003-2006:
Member of design team for complete renovation of museum building, supervised protection of collections.

Hyde Collection, 2001-2004:
Consultation on protection of collections during construction, relighting of interior of historic house museum. (Click to view case study)

Private client, 2000-2001:
Treatment, mounting, and design of climate-controlled exhibition case for dress worn by Marilyn Monroe at J.F. Kennedy’s birthday party.

The Newark Museum, 1983-1996:
Consultation on building project, treatment of more than eighty pieces for
re-installation in new and renovated buildings; conservation assessment, Folk Art survey.

 

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