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. Conservation Services 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 may 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
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
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
Book and paper conservation, library binding, limited edition binding.

Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services
P.O. Box 10408
Kansas City, MO 64171
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
Object conservation, including archeological and ethnographic objects

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

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
Portfolios, housings, limited edition binding, book repair

Big River Bindery
94 Crockford Blvd, Unit 2
Scarborough, ON M1R 3C3
Book and paper conservation; custom books and boxes

Beth Heller Conservation, LLC
1225 Santa Fe
Denver, CO 80204
Fixing Historic Documents and Works of Art on Paper

NS Conservation, LLC
St. Louis, MO
Book conservation, boxes, and bookbinding

Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Nonprofit organization located inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Treatment of works of art and artifacts. Paintings, Objects, Paper, and Textiles

HF Group
1010 N. Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
Binding for theses & dissertations, family histories, etc.

Conservation Services


Conservation Services
250 Spencer Library
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045