Our Conservation Lab has compiled a list of resources, including a preservation plan, condition survey program, and storage guide, which is available below.
The list of conservators, preservation suppliers, and other related vendors is provided as a public service only. The individuals listed must be contacted at the discretion of the consumer. Please know that the Indiana Historical Society warrants neither the quality, nor the accuracy of the work done by any person or company on this list, or of any other person or company cited by library staff.
If you are a small museum or local historical society looking for guidance on how to preserve your collections, our Local History Services department offers resources, site visits, workshops, and grant opportunities. Email email@example.com or call (317) 232-4591 for more information.
If you are interested in finding out the monetary value of an artwork or family heirloom, consult our list of appraisers.
For conservation advice and referral service, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 234-0045.
Signature Conservation, LLC
Books, paper, photographs, custom housings, preservation consultations, presentations
ECS Conservation and Preservation Services
Books, paper, photographs, custom housings
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
5430 N. New Jersey St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 989-2133 or (317) 253-2133
Textile Conservation Services
928 N. Alabama St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Archival matting and framing, gilding, frame and furniture conservation
644 E. 52nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
5505 N County Road 1000 East
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Textile Technology & Historic Objects Specialist
Chicago Conservation Center
Objects, paintings, wooden artifacts, paper, textiles
730 N. Franklin, #701
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-5479 fax
Graphic Conservation Company
Art on paper, ephemera
329 W. 18th St., Suite 701
Chicago, IL 60616
Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services LLC
P.O. Box 10408
Kansas City, MO 64171-0408
Intermuseum Conservation Association
Objects, paintings, paper, textiles, frames
2915 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
McKay Lodge Fine Art Conservation Lab
Art on paper
10915 Pyle-South Amherst Road
Oberlin, OH 44074
Material Culture Conservation, LLC
Midwest Art Conservation Center
Paper, paintings, textiles, objects
2400 – 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
American Freeze Dry Inc.
411 White Horse Pike
Audubon, NJ 08106
109 N. Kenilworth
Oak Park, IL 60301
Fumigation Services and Supply Inc.
16950 Westfield Park Road
Westfield, IN 46074
(317) 867-5757 fax
Pest control services
14 East Stratford Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Conservation Resources International Inc.
Supplies archival storage boxes, photographic storage boxes and sleeves, and folders.
8000-H Forbes Place
Springfield, VA 22151
Fax: (703) 321-0629
Supplies archival boxes and folders, photographic storage supplies, bookbinding supplies, and film and CD storage supplies.
P.O. Box 4901
Syracuse, NY 13221-4901
Orders: (800) 448-6160
Customer Service: (800) 634-6307
Fax: (800) 272-3412
Supplies bookbinding materials (tools, papers, boards) Mylar and archival boxes
330 Morgan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Fax: (212) 219-0735
University Products Inc.
Supplies archival boxes and paper, photographic storage materials, Mylar, framing supplies, storage cases, bookbinding supplies
517 Main St.
P.O. Box 101
Holyoke, MA 01041-0101
We have put together a helpful guide for you to ensure the safety of your collections so they can be enjoyed by future generations.
Download the Preservation Plan Outline. <PDF to Come>
Download the Preservation Matrix.
The Collection Condition Survey Program at IHS identifies the condition of collection units in a thorough, item-by-item examination that includes notation of material characteristics, structure, methods of manufacture, types of media employed, pictorial and bibliographic content, format, and the specific condition of the original’s physical and chemical structure.
This storage guide to archival collections is provided for the collection staff of the Indiana Historical Society. Its purpose is to introduce staff to proper storage techniques thoughtfully employed during the processing phase. Storage procedures are outlined for the wide variety of mainly paper-based collections held by the special collection library.