Entries by Melissa King

Finding the Poetry in Museum Environmental Monitoring

While caring for the special collections at the University of Arizona Poetry Center Library, Sarah Kortemeir worries about relative humidity, data loggers and environmental monitoring—while also serving as the library’s director. Read about how Conserv helps her monitor the collections, so she has more time to do what she does best.

Prehistoric Collections, not Prehistoric Collections Monitoring!

Jun Ebersole is a paleontologist at McWade Science Center in Alabama, but for years, he was using outdated and unreliable monitors in his collections management and environmental monitoring. Now, the only thing archaic in his collections facility are the fossils, not the tools he’s using to preserve them!

Conserv Welcomes Melissa King

Melissa King is one of Conserv’s newest team members! She comes to us from a Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Preventive Conservation at the Smithsonian, and she is eager to help us build our connections with the preservation community.