As a FAIC/IMLS CAP Collections Assessor, Beth provides collections assessment, management consulting, and implementation for museums, libraries, archives, historic homes. She provides similar services to private clients across the US. In addition, Beth performs conservation stabilization and restoration for works of art on paper in her Denver Metro area studio.
“As a CAP assessor, Beth Heller was understanding of the challenges our small rural museum faced and the issues that needed to be addressed. Her thorough assessment addressed immediate and long term goals that included solutions and strategies achievable by a small staff and a limited budget. Heller’s knowledge and experience brought state of the art museum standards to our grassroots non-profit. Staff and volunteers at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum enjoyed working with Heller throughout the CAP process as she empowered our museum to set achievable goals.” Nel Burkett, Curator, Crested Butte Museum
NEH Condition Surveys
Denver Botanic Gardens Library, Denver, Colorado, Rare books inventory and assessment
Lafayette Miners Museum, Lafayette Historical Society, Colorado, Collection assessment and preservation workshop for Board members
University of Central Oklahoma, Melton Legacy Collection, Edmond, Oklahoma, Fine Art condition assessment
Missoula Art Museum. “MAM Cares.”
“Beth conducted an IMLS-funded assessment of museums, libraries, and archives to help the Missoula Art Museum better understand and serve collection needs in Montana. Her insightful expertise and responsiveness made this daunting task easy! Her conservation workshop was also valuable and highly rated. Her personable style created a relaxed atmosphere that engaged seasoned and early-career collection professionals, as well as avid community members. I look forward to future opportunities to work with Beth.” Jennifer Reifsneider, Registrar, Missoula Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens. Collections Move Planning.
Rehousing and Storage Management
University of Colorado – Boulder Natural History Collections. Storage Needs Assessment, Consultant to Architecture Firm.
American Alpine Club Library, Golden, Colorado. Read more about this project at “Compact Art Storage on a Shoestring Budget.”
Pinos y Sarriera Archives, Vilassar de Dalt, Spain. Preservation mid-project assessment; Rehousing of parchment and paper documents and seals; Custom box-making; Parchment flattening. More information available for download in Pergamino y Papel (PDF).
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, Crested Butte, Colorado, 2005-2006. Preservation planning; Rehousing of newspapers, scrapbooks, photographic materials; Instruction of staff in basic preservation activities.