Institutional and private collectors need a comprehensive plan to ensure the long-term care of their holdings. I customize conservation plans to suit your specific needs and budget. Some of the services I offer are:
- Strategic Planning: Identify, prioritize and budget for your conservation goals.
- Collection Surveys: Identify what is in your collection; describe and analyse current storage and display methods and materials. Make specific recommendations for maintenance and upgrade.
- Environmental Surveys: Monitor and record Temperature, Light, Relative Humidity and, in special cases, Air Quality. Make specific recommendations for maintenance and modification.
- Education is key to making informed choices for the art and artifacts under your care. I offer a number of informative lectures and demonstrations for interested groups or institutions.
For large or complex projects I will assemble a team of professionals to address your specific needs.
Funding: Canadian Sources
The following organizations offer grants that can help institutions in British Columbia and Canada meet their conservation goals. If you are aware of other agencies offering conservation assistance, please contact me and I will add them to this list.
Canadian Museums Association: Preserving Canadian Treasures
Canadian Heritage: Museums Assistance Program
Heritage BC: Heritage Legacy Fund
Funding: U.S. Sources
American Association of Museums: Museum Assessment Program
Foundation of American Institute for Conservation: Angels Grant
Heritage Perservation: Conservation Assessment Grant
Institute for Museum and Library Services: Conservation Project Support
National Endowment for Humanities: Many Conservation Related Grants
National Film Preservation Foundation : Many Conservation Related Grants
Preserve America: Grants to Preserve Community and Neighborhood Heritage
National Parks Service: Save Americas Treasures