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Conservation resources

We all own books, documents, photographs and other items that mean a great deal to us that we want to save for future generations. The University of Kansas Preservation Department cannot offer its services to private individuals; please turn to the following list for conservation work or consult the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) to use its online form to find a conservator with the specific expertise you require. Professional Associates and Fellows in the AIC have passed the scrutiny of their peers in order to garner this designation. Conservation treatment performed by a highly trained professional may be a time-intensive process and cost a great deal. However, some conservators or businesses will be happy to talk to you and provide an initial consultation free of charge. This list of individuals and businesses does not constitute an official endorsement by KU Libraries.


American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
1717 K Street, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, D.C., 20006
202-452-9545
fax: 202-452-9328
Click on “find a conservator” link to search for conservators by location, object type and specialty.

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
1326 South 32 Street
Omaha, NE 68105
402-595-1180
Paper, art, photograph, and object conservation; digitization services. Some staff members are Professional Associates and Fellows in the AIC.

Etherington Conservation Services
HF Group (formerly Heckman Bindery)
P.O. Box 89
North Manchester, IN 46962-0089
800-334-3628
Book and paper conservation, library binding, limited edition binding.

Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services
P.O. Box 10408
Kansas City, MO 64171
816-283-0660
tom@heugh-edmondson.com
Conservation of works of art on paper, art, and photographs. Heugh and Edmondson are Fellows in the AIC.

Paula Hobart
Hobart Conservation, LLC
332 N. Askew
Kansas City, MO 64123
(816) 66-4652
paula@hobartconservation.com
Object conservation, including archeological and ethnographic objects

Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810-1494
978-470-1010
Library, archives, and art on paper conservation, including digital imaging

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.545.0613
ccaha@ccaha.org
Treatment of works of art and artifacts on, as well as related materials such as parchment and papyrus

BookLab II
1724 McCarty Ln.
San Marcos, TX 78666
512-392-7025
sabina@bookways.com
Portfolios, housings, limited edition binding, book repair

Gateway Conservation C/O Carrie McNeal
Fourth floor Library
4500 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(618) 920-1787
gatewayconservation@gmail.com
Book conservation, enclosures, and bookbinding


Location

Stannard Conservation Laboratory
135 Watson Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544

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