This section contains information on institutions and conservators in private practice who can provide help, advice or referrals. Three binderies with conservation departments are listed at the end.
It would be most helpful to establish a relationship with preservation specialists and conservators before there is an emergency. Websites and e-mail addresses are included whenever possible; keep in mind that electronic addresses change frequently.
ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works (.i.AIC;)
1717 K Street, NW, Suite 301 AIC is the national membership
Washington, DC 20006 organization of conservation
202 452-9545 professionals; it advances the
fax: 202 452-9328 preservation of cultural property.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The referral system helps
http://aic.stanford.edu individuals and institutions locate
American Red Cross; There are chapters in each
P.O. Box 37243 county in the Hudson Valley
Washington, DC 20013 and western Connecticut.
Consult website for services and
http://www.redcross.org disaster planning information.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
(ASHRAE;) The organization engages
1791 Tullie Circle, in research, sets standards
Atlanta, GA 30329 and provides referrals.
404 636-8400 Chapters in NYC, White Plains,
http://www.ashrae.org Hartford. Articles on building environment topics in Journal, online.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway Conservation advice,
Brooklyn, NY 11238 emergency help
Conservation Department and advice for textiles
Contact: Won Yee Ng and objects.
718 638-5000, x 277 or 276
(fax) 718 638-3731
Conservation Center for Art Conservation of books,
and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) documents, works of art on
264 S. 23rd Street paper, parchment,
Philadelphia, PA 19103 photographs, wallpaper.
215 545-0613 consulting, including
(fax) 215 735-9313 preservation surveys
e-mail: email@example.com and disaster planning.
http://www.ccaha.org Emergency help and advice.
1730 K Street, NW, Suite 566 Administers the Conservation
Washington, DC 20006-3836 Assessment Program (CAP)
202 634-1422 which provides funding for
(fax) 202 634-1435 preservation surveys
http://www.heritagepreservation.org to qualifying institutions.
nce Institute ;(IPI)
Frank E. Gannet Memorial Building
70 Lomb Memorial Drive Advice on conservation
Rochester, NY 14623-5604 of .i.photographic
716 474-5199 fax: 716 475-7230 materials; and film.
James Reilly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Nishimura: email@example.com
The Library of Congress; Contact Preservation
National Preservation Directorate and state
Program Office that you have an
Washington, DC 20540 "emergency involving
202 707-5213 collections material."
Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5pm. Advice for recovery of
http://www.loc.gov/preserv damaged library materials.
Lower Hudson Conference; A regional service agency
2199 Saw Mill River Road providing professional training,
Elmsford, NY 10523 networking and technical
Tema Harnik, assistance to museums,
Administrative Consultant historical societies and sites,
914 592-6726 (fax) 914 592-6946 libraries and archives in the
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org metropolitan New York
counties of Bronx, Dutchess,
Orange, Putnam, Rockland,
Ulster and Westchester, and
also western Connecticut.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028Book Preservation advice
Thomas J. Watson Library including help in
Conservation Dept. emergencies;
Contact: Mindell Dubansky referrals to vendors and
212 650-2891 (fax) 212 570-3847 conservators in the
e-mail: email@example.com New York metropolitan area.
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029-5293 Preservation advice,
Library including help
Gladys Brooks Conservation Dept. in emergencies;
Elaine Schlefer or Susan Martin referrals to vendors
212 822-7363 and conservators in
e-mail: eschlefer@NYAM.org the New York
e-mail: smartin@NYAM.org metropolitan area.
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458 Preservation advice
Judith Reed or Olga Marder including help in
Conservation Department, emergencies;
LuEsther T. Mertz Library referrals to vendors
718 817-8754 (fax) 718 817-8956 and conservators in
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org the New York
e-mail: email@example.com metropolitan area.
New York Metropolitan Reference Resource sharing,
and Research Agency (METRO) professional development
57 East 11 Street and advocacy on behalf
New York, NY 10003 of its member libraries
212 228-2320 (fax) 212 228-2598 and archives.
The New York Public Library
Fifth Ave. & 42nd St. Preservation advice
New York, NY 10018 including help in
Contact: Marc Reeves, Head emergencies;
Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory referrals to vendors
212 930-0723 and conservators in
Fax: 212 930-0666 the New York
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org metropolitan area.
New York State
Emergency advice in
Office of Parks, Recreation and the following areas: paintings,
Historic Preservation paper, textiles, furniture,
Bureau of Historic Sites; decorative arts (ceramics, glass,
Peebles Island; metal, leather, etc.) and
P.O. Box 219 archaeological materials.
Waterford, NY 12188 Referrals to other
518 237-8643 conservators for treatment.
(fax) 518 235-4248
New York State Library
Emergency help and
New York State Education Department advice in dealing
Cultural Education Center with documents and
Albany, New York 12230 bound volumes.
Susan H. Bove, Conservation Technician
518 474-5964 (fax)518 474-5786 Referrals to area
e-mail: email@example.com conservators.
The New York State Program for Emergency advice after a
the Conservation and Preservation disaster, disaster planning
of Library Research Materials assistance, referrals.
The New York State Library Disaster Planning
10-C-47 Cultural Education Center and Environmental
Albany, NY 12230 Controls resource
518 474-6971 (fax) 518-486-5254 packets available.
Northeast Document Conservation Preservation planning,
disaster help and advice,
100 Brickstone Square surveys and consultation,
Andover, MA 01810-1420 conservation of books, art on
978 470-1010 Contact: Karen Brownpaper, parchment, maps,
(fax) 978 475-6021 photographs. Microfilming.
http://www.nedcc.org All technical leaflets may be
downloaded from website.
Princeton Preservation Group Members of the group will
c/o Mary Ann Kiernan volunteer their time and
Monmouth County Archives expertise to museums,
125 Symmes Drive libraries, archives, historical
Manalapan, NJ 07726 societies in emergencies.
732 308-3771 A list of conservators and
(fax) 732-409-4888 other experts is available.
State Archives and Records Emergency help and
advice in dealing with
New York State Education Dept. documents, photographs,
Cultural Education Center, electronic media, films,
Albany, New York 12230 magnetic media.
Maria Holden, Preservation Administrator
518 474-4856 (fax) 518 473-7573
Southeastern New York Library Advice, coordination and
Resources Council (SENYLRC) referrals for libraries and
Rte. 299, Box 879 archival repositories in the
Highland, NY 12528 NYS counties of Columbia,
914 691-2734 (fax) 914 691-6987 Dutchess, Greene, Orange,
http://www.senylrc.org Putnam, Rockland,
Sullivan and Ulster.
preservation consultants;.i.textiles, conservation;
The Textile Conservation Workshop, Inc.
3 Main Street Conservation services for
South Salem, NY 10590 all types of textiles.
914 763-5805 (fax) 914 763-5549 Emergency help and advice.
Office of Disaster and Emergency Services
Department of Public Safety
Emergency Operations Center County wide disaster
148 Martine Avenue preparedness information.
White Plains, NY 10601
800 942-1452; 914 285-3027 (fax) 914 285-2076
e-mail: WAM1@ofs.co.westchester.ny.us Contact: William A. Murphy
Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Inc.
225 South Street Conservation of paintings,
Williamstown, MA 01267 picture frames, non-western art,
413 458-5741, M-F, 8:30-5 photographs, works of art on
after hours: paper, furniture. On-site
413 458-9545 x 212 (Clark Security) conservation of murals and Emergency fax: 413 458-2314
frescoes. Emergency advice.
General preservation and item-by-item surveys. .i.preservation consultants;i.photographs, conservation
Yale University Libraries Preservation advice
Conservation Department including help in
New Haven, CT, 06520-8240 emergencies;
Gisela Noack, Chief Conservator or referrals to area conservators
Laura O'Brien Miller, Asst. Conservator and vendors.
203 432-1710 (fax) 203 432-7231
CONSERVATORS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
Private conservators in various fields are listed here to make it easier to contact people in your area who can help with preservation planning or collection surveys. The names were obtained from the Guide to
Conservation Services of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC); each person agreed to be listed. This referral list changes every year; effective January 1, 2000, it will
exclude some categories of membership. Inclusion does not imply endorsement and the list is by no means a complete inventory of competent practitioners in the area.
Appelbaum and Himmelstein General preservation assessments,
444 Central Park West including risk assessment and
New York, NY 10025 management.
212 666-4630 Post disaster work for mixed
(fax) 212 316-1039 museum collections.
contact: Barbara Appelbaum or Paul Himmelstein
Nelly Balloffet Conservation of books, prints,
Paper Star Associates, Inc. maps and documents. Consulting.
543 Illington Road Surveys of library and archival
Ossining, NY 10562 collections.
914 941-8166 (fax) 914 941-3815 Emergency help and advice.
Jerilyn Glenn Davis, Inc. Conservation of books, prints,
235 West 102nd St. Apt. 7-D maps and documents.
New York, NY 10025 Emergency help and advice.
Judith Eisenberg Textileconservation,
355 Eighth Avenue consulting.
New York, NY 10001 Emergency help and advice.
textiles, conservation;.i.furniture, conservation;
Edith Hart Conservation of damaged works of
P.O.Box 144 art on paper and documents.
Tarrytown, NY 10591 Emergency help and advice.
914 631-3785 (fax) 332-4735
sculpture, conservation;.i.objects, conservation;
Jenny Hille Conservation of books, prints,
63 Summit Road maps and documents.
Riverside, CT 06878 Library preservation consultant.
203 637-4789 Surveys, emergency advice.
fax: 203 637-1300
Ana B. Hofmann, Inc. Conservation of photographs and
145 Vail Lane works of art on paper.
North Salem, NY 10560 Preservation surveys, consulting.
914 669-5915 (fax) 914 669-8167 Emergency advice.
Lilly Hollander Conservation of works of art on
99 Pierce Lane paper.
West Cornwall, Ct. 06796 Emergency advice.
Mindy Friedman Horn Conservation of works of art on
19 Greenlea Lane paper and documents.
Weston, CT 06883 Conservation lectures.
203 454-2362 Surveys of paper collections.
(fax) 203 454-1476 Emergency advice.
Alexander W. Katlan Conservator Inc.
56-38 Main Street Conservation and restoration of
Flushing, NY 11355 paintings. Experience with water
718 445-7458 and and fire damaged paintings.
203 532-1672 Surveys and emergency advice.
Edith K. MacKennan Emergency advice.
11 Rosalind Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Naples Studio Conservation of oil paintings,
2415 Main Street #209 large scale wall paintings,
Stratford, CT 06497 and frames. Conservation of
Contact: Christopher Naples finely painted furniture.
203 375-4337 (fax) 203 386-9238 Emergency advice.
Andrea Pitsch Conservation Conservation of works of art on
348 West 36 Street, 11th Floor paper, maps, documents.
New York, NY10018 General preservation
212 594-9676 (fax) 212 268-4046 assessments. Consulting.
e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Emergency help and advice.
Caroline Rieger Art Conservation
12 East 86 Street #1123 Conservation of works of art on
New York, NY 10028 paper. Site visits, consulting,
Phone/Fax 212 472-2739 (fax *5) planning. Emergency advice.
Jeffrey M. Rigby Conservation of books, documents,
167 Route 25 maps, archival materials; consulting.
Hudson, NY 12534 Emergency help and advice.
Phone/Fax 518 828-5929
e-mail: email@example.com http://www.berk.com/rigby
Barbara O. Roberts Conservation of wooden
390 Westside Road objects. Preservation surveys.
Norfolk, CT 06058-1273 consulting. Help and advice with
860 542-1911 (fax) 860 542-1921 disaster planning and recovery.
Paula Schrynemakers Conservation of books, documents
1575 Tomlinson Ave. and works of art on paper.
Bronx, NY 10461-1526 Emergency advice.
Eve. phone: 718 824-3916
Debra Selden Conservation of paintings,
4 Ridgeview Drive including murals.
Ossining, NY 10562 Emergency advice.
Conservation of textiles
305 Clipp Road and objects.
Delmar, NY 12054 Emergency help and advice.
Vigues Art Studio Conservation of oil paintings,
Oscar and Deborah Perez frames and mirrors, works of
54 Flanders Road art on paper. Conservation of
Woodbury, CT 06798 china, glass, porcelain.
203 263-4088 (fax) 203 266-9118 Emergency advice.
COMMERCIAL CONSERVATION BINDERS
After books are stabilized by air-drying or freeze-drying, some may require rebinding. In cases where the books are somewhat fragile or have value as objects, a library binder with a separate conservation department
is a much better choice than a regular library binder.
The establishments listed below are able to provide many special services, such as hand sewing, conservation of original bindings, box making, deacidification, encapsulation, and can be relied upon to use archival
materials. They can also make photocopies of brittle books in the form of bound books with acid-free pages. This may be a more desirable reformatting choice than microfilm in certain cases.
Other library binders may have conservation departments now or in the future.
Bridgeport National Bindery, Inc.
P.O. Box 289
Agawam, MA 01001-0289.
800 223-5083, 413 789-1981, (fax) 413 789-4007
Etherington Conservation Center, ICI
7609 Business Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409
(toll free:) 877 391-1317, 336 665-1317, (fax) 336 665-1319
Ocker and Trapp, Inc.
P.O. Box 229, Emerson, NJ 07630-0229.
800 253-0262, 201 265-0262, (fax) 201 265-0588