Preservation

Beth Heller is an FAIC/IMLS CAP Collections Assessor and provides a similar service for private clients across the US.

Beth Heller Conservation LLC offers consultation and implementation regarding a variety of preservation needs for private collectors and small libraries, archives and museums, including:

  • Inventory
  • Rehousing
  • Assessment of collection-storage environments
  • Item-level and collection-wide condition surveys
  • Fine Art pre- and post-exhibition assessments
  • Collection Assessor for the Collection Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program
  • Combining my first career as a psychotherapist, I also offer preservation management coaching sessions to those in leadership positions in libraries, archives and museums. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone outside your organization who understands the challenges and can see the opportunities.  Please note that I am not currently licensed as a psychotherapist and am not offering psychotherapy services.

Examples of Preservation Work:

CAP Assessments:

Hayden Heritage Center, Hayden, Colorado

Lorain Historical Society, Lorain, Ohio

Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, Utah

NEH Condition Surveys:

Denver Botanic Gardens Library, Denver, Colorado

University of Central Oklahoma, Melton Legacy Collection, Edmond, Oklahoma

Strategic Planning

Missoula Art Museum MAM Cares

Rehousing and Storage Management

University of Colorado- Boulder Natural History Collections, Storage Needs Assessment, Consultant to Architecture Firm

American Alpine Club Library, Golden, Colorado, Compact Art Storage on a Shoestring Budget

Pinos y Sarriera Archives, Vilassar de Dalt, Spain: PDF: Pergamino y Papel

  • Preservation mid-project assessment; Rehousing of parchment and paper documents and seals; Custom box-making; Parchment flattening

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

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