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Conservation Resources

Table with conservation supplies.

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 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 or call (317) 234-0045.  

Conservators in Indiana

Signature Conservation
Signature Conservation, LLC
Books, paper, photographs, custom housings, preservation consultations, presentations
Indianapolis, IN
(765) 412-7307

ECS Conservation and Preservation Services
Books, paper, photographs, custom housings
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
(800) 334-3628

Sharon Battista
Paintings conservation
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
(317) 266-8398

Jean Easter
Archival matting and framing, gilding, frame and furniture conservation
644 E. 52nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 396-0885

Bob Kasnak
Kasnak Restorations
5505 N County Road 1000 East
Brownsburg, IN 46112
(317) 257-9770

Jennifer Hein
Textile Technology & Historic Objects Specialist
(317) 679-5405

Conservators in Surrounding States

Chicago Conservation Center
Objects, paintings, wooden artifacts, paper, textiles
730 N. Franklin, #701
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-5401
(312) 944-5479 fax

Graphic Conservation Company
Art on paper, ephemera
329 W. 18th St., Suite 701
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 738-2657

Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services LLC
Paper, photographs
P.O. Box 10408
Kansas City, MO 64171-0408
(816) 283-0660
(816) 283-0740

Intermuseum Conservation Association
Objects, paintings, paper, textiles, frames
2915 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 658-8700

McKay Lodge Fine Art Conservation Lab
Art on paper
10915 Pyle-South Amherst Road
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-4215
(440) 775-1368

Kathleen Kiefer
Textile conservation
Material Culture Conservation, LLC

Midwest Art Conservation Center
Paper, paintings, textiles, objects
2400 – 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Strange Stock Art Conservation
Paper and photographs
Covington, KY


Scanning and Digital Restoration

Flagship Photos
Digital photo restoration

Document scanning

Related Services

American Freeze Dry Inc.
Emergency assistance
411 White Horse Pike
Audubon, NJ 08106
(609) 546-0777

Humidity control
109 N. Kenilworth
Oak Park, IL 60301
(312) 386-6476

Fumigation Services and Supply Inc.
16950 Westfield Park Road
Westfield, IN 46074
(317) 896-9300
(317) 867-5757 fax
(800) 992-1991

Thomas Parker
Pest control services
14 East Stratford Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19050
(215) 284-6349


Conservation Resources International Inc.
Supplies archival storage boxes, photographic storage boxes and sleeves, and folders.
8000-H Forbes Place
Springfield, VA 22151
(800) 634-6932
Fax: (703) 321-0629

Gaylord Brothers
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
(212) 219-0770
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
(800) 628-1912

Preservation Plan

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.

Collection Condition Survey

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.

Download the Collection Condition Survey

Storage Guide to Archival Collections

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.

Download the Storage Guide

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