Selecting a Conservator

Even the most well-meaning and well-informed personnel cannot and should not perform all the collections care tasks that their artifacts need.  Consulting a conservator is good practice when planning any collections care activity but hiring one is particularly recommended when working with specialized collections, delicate conditions, extensive projects, or dangerous materials. How does one find conservators, determine which one to hire, and write a contract for their consultancy?

Recorded:  Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Duration: Approximately 58 minutes

Guest Expert: Christine Wiseman, Preservation Services Manager at the Georgia Archives

Host: Elsa Huxley, Director of Communications, Heritage Preservation

Featured Resource: The American Institute for Conservation (AIC)’s Resource Center page “How to Choose a Conservator”

Presentation: Christine Wiseman’s PowerPoint

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