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 professional” 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

McGlinchey Sexton Conservation

Colorado Springs, CO

Photographs and art on paper

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