The Definitive Guide to Environmental Monitoring

The Definitive Guide to Environmental Monitoring for Collections?! We’ve long had the idea for a definitive guide to environmental monitoring for collections – the topic of this post. The idea of a definitive guide is a bit tongue in cheek. When we started Conserv in the fall of 2018, Nathan and I were convinced that […]

Announcing a New Partner! FAIC’s Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP)

FAIC’s Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) and Conserv are partnering to help small and mid-sized museums manage their collection environments with confidence. What is the Small Collections Monitoring Program? We, at Conserv, developed the Small Collections Monitoring Program because we receive used, but functioning data loggers as trade-ins from institutions that have purchased environmental monitoring […]

Preparing for the unexpected: the value of real-time environmental monitoring

An effective environmental monitoring program is about more than measuring the environment. There are many challenges that need to be overcome to properly protect a collection: Staff may not be available for full-time monitoring Storage locations may be many and far apart Facilities teams and conservation teams may not have regular communications Collections staff may […]

Team Conserv at the 2022 SMA Annual Conference

Conserv at the SMA Annual Conference I was fortunate to represent Conserv at the 2022 Small Museums Association (SMA) 38th Annual Conference this year in College Park Maryland. It was my first time attending this conference, and it was so refreshing to see fellow museum professionals in person again. Conserv chose to sponsor this event […]

Using Fiji software for cultural heritage analysis

In this series of blogs we share the webinars organised by ConCode. Conserv is a sponsor of ConCode and our very own Melissa King is one of its founding members. Find more about our partnerships here. What is ConCode? ConCode is a community of coders that work in the cultural heritage field and find each other […]

Working On-Site from Far Away: Remote Environmental Monitoring with Conserv

This guest blog features a summary of research by Allison Kelley, a graduate fellow studying preventive conservation at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. For her research, Conserv provided access to their analytic tools and wireless sensors. Banner image courtesy of the Golf Museum at James River Country Club   Rarely in the […]

Conserv Welcomes Claire Winfield

The team at Conserv is growing! This week we are introducing: Claire Winfield. She is our new Conservation Liaison and a painting conservator. Before joining Conserv, Claire worked in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana and for seven years at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she led the institution’s light monitoring efforts. She graduated […]

Conserv’s new environmental monitoring mobile app

When you work in a museum, archive, library, or gallery, you can count on spending a pretty significant amount of time away from your desk.  Why wouldn’t you? Being able to spend time out in the collection is one of the best parts of working there! With the latest release of our environmental monitoring mobile […]

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.

Meet Austin Senseman – Conserv’s CEO

Today Austin serves as the CEO of Conserv, a startup with a mission of bringing better care to more of the world’s 450,000+ art and cultural collections.