Heritage Museum Services, LLC caters to museums, private collections, corporate collections, auction houses, estates, and insurance companies. No project is too large or small. We take care of the details so you don’t have to! Rest assured that your project is in the hands of academically trained museum professionals who specialize in museum studies, history, art history, and anthropology/archaeology, utilizing almost 20 years’ experience with museum and private collections from all over the world.
Our services include:
Collections Management: Inventorying, condition reporting, object photography, cataloguing, database management, database training (TMS, PastPerfect), creation of object files and records management, provenance research, coordination with conservators, and comparative market value research
Storage Solutions: Custom made storage mounts/boxes, storage space consultation, rolled textile storage
Curatorial Services: Writing/research, exhibit design and gallery layout, artifact research & identifying potential loans, installation
Exhibit Installations/Deinstallations: Custom exhibit mounts, artifact preparation, case installation/deinstallation, courier duties
Exhibit Design/Development: Concept sketches, case layout design, custom object mount and exhibit case design and specs, graphic design, content development, coordination of vendors, writing/research, traveling exhibition organization and logistics
Loans and Insurance: Coordinating loans, facility report review, art handling, artifact exhibit mount requirements, crating specifications, couriering, insurance, and shipping for domestic and international exhibits
Fine Art Shipping Logistics: Acquisition, exhibit, and loan shipping logistics. Coordination with auction houses, fine art shippers, Customs brokers, foreign agents, and other institutions. Also includes coordinating Customs paperwork, courier logistics, and courier duties.
Marketing: Graphic design, logo creation
Security Consultation: Consultation regarding facility, gallery, and case security
Museum Forms/Documentation/Policies: Consultation and/or development of Code of Ethics, Collections Management Policy, Exhibit Policy, Loan Agreements, Disaster Response Plan, etc. AAM Accreditation planning
Disaster Preparedness: Coordinate staff training, create training manuals, coordinate meetings and training with first responders, wet salvage training, and hazardous materials survey of collections