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Conservation Services Resource List

Need a conservator for your books, paintings, photos, textiles, and other materials in your collections? This resource list identifies professional preservation and conservation suppliers and services. Find a conservator by the type of object or look under "web resources" to find information on framing, proper storage or what to do if you have a damaged item. It does not constitute an endorsement by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Conservation Services Specialties

GENERAL PRESERVATION
American Institute for Conservation


Chicago Conservation Center

730 N Franklin St, Ste 701
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 800-250-6919

Midwest Art Conservation Center

2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-3120

BOOKS
Baker, Richard C.

(Book and paper conservation)
1712 S Big Bend Blvd
St Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314-781-3035
Email: baker@RichardCBaker.com

Etherington Conservation Services

6204 Corporate Park Dr
Browns Summit, NC 27214-9745
Phone: 800-444-7534

Huot, Andrew

415 Belview Ave
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-660-5583
Email: andrewhuot@gmail.com

Twomey, James

920 61st St
Kenosha, WI 53143
Phone: 800-228-1943

PAINTINGS
Art Institute of Chicago
Faye Wrubel, Conservator
111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-3600

Landmarks Gallery and Restoration Studio

Monica Mull, Principal Restorer
231 N 76th St
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone: 414-453-1620

Madison Art Conservation

Meghan Bruzzi
5610 Trempealeau Tr. Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-438-4111
Email: madisonartconservation@gmail.com

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Paintings Lab
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-3120

Painting Conservation Services, Inc.

David W. Spangler
12236 Lawrence Ridge Rd
De Soto, WI 54624
Phone: 608-648-2885

Phoenix Art Conservation

(Paintings and tapestries)
Barbara Aho
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: 414-332-5284

PAPER
Fulkerstone Fine Arts Conservation LLC

Doug Stone
2920 S Wentworth Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: 414-744-6333

Graphic Conservation Company

329 W 18th St, Ste 701
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-738-2657

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Paper Lab
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-3120

PHOTOGRAPHS
Weaver, Gawain

PO Box 150662
San Rafael, CA
Phone: 415-446-9138
Email: info@gawainweaver.com

TEXTILES
Ewer, Patricia

5975 Ridgewood Rd
Mound, Minnesota 55364
Phone: 651-263-6899
Email: pewer@citilink.net

Heartland Textile Preservation Services

Ann Frisina
1118 6th St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-384-0340

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Textile Lab
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-3120

Phoenix Art Conservation

(Paintings and tapestries)
Barbara Aho
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: 414-332-5284

Powell, Mitchell

MPF Conservation
PO Box 10946
Portland, OR 97296
Phone: 503-970-2509
Fax: 503-452-2800
mitchellrpowell@aol.com

Rocky Mountain Textile Conservation

Teresa A. Knutson
635 6th St W #4
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-756-1388
Email: tknutson@aboutmontana.net

The Straight Thread

(Upholstery)
2033 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-250-5135
Fax: 608-250-5135
Email: matthew@thestraightthread.com

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTIFACTS
A P Metalwerks
(Three-dimensional wood, plaster, marble, glass and metal)
August Edward Peter
4274 Singing Hill Rd
West Bend, WI 53090
Phone: 414-736-6161

Braun, Tom

(Objects)
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 952-200-0938
Email: Tom.braun@mnhs.org

Mackey, Meghan Thumm

(Artifacts, sculpture, decorative art)
1551 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI
Phone: 608-695-7548
Email: Meghan@alumni.princeton.edu

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Objects Lab
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-3120

Strangstad, Lynette
(Historic burial ground preservation)
PO Box 59
Mineral Point, WI 5365
Phone: 608-987-3222

SUPPLIES - ARCHIVAL
Gaylord Bros.

PO Box 4901
Syracuse, NY 13221-4901
Phone: 1-800-962-9580
Fax: 800-828-5539
Email: Email Gaylord

Metal Edge, Inc.

6340 Bandini Ave
Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: 800-862-2228
Fax: 888-822-6937
Email: info@metaledgeinc.com

University Products

PO Box 101
517 Main St
Holyoke MA 01841
Phone: 800-336-1912
Fax: 800-532-9281
Email: custserv@universityproducts.com

WEB RESOURCES

Find out about preservation framing, how to store your items and what to do if you have a damaged item.

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How do I care for...?

From antique coins and ceramics to quilts or woven baskets, the Canadian Conservation Institute has a wealth of information on its website. CCI has been a pioneer in the conservation of cultural heritage and promotion of its proper care and preservation.

NITRATE FILM RESOURCES FOR INSTITUTIONS

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    Terms for catalogers to use when evaluating and indexing nitrate film.
  • Nitrate Bibliography (PDF, 24 pages, 367 KB)
    List of books and printed resources helpful in the preservation of nitrate film.
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