B.R. Howard & Associates staff will discuss the conservation needs of an individual client or institution via phone, email, or on site.
Qualified personnel from B.R. Howard & Associates provide collection assessments utilizing conservators of specialized training to conduct general conservation surveys, object by object condition assessments, or the examination of individual artifacts. The conservation survey is often an integral component for many grant applications, an important tool to establish institutional long-term goals, and a means to better understand the immediate concerns of the museum's holdings.
B.R. Howard & Associates, Inc. conservators are graduate trained professionals specializing in the stabilization and treatment of three dimensional artifacts. Areas of specialization include archaeological and ethnographic materials, military and industrial macro artifacts, horse-drawn and motorized vehicles, sculpture, painted surfaces, and furniture and leather artifacts. All treatments strictly adhere to the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work Code of Ethics and include written and photographic documentation as well as scientific analysis, when necessary.
Using the latest in environmental monitoring technology, B.R. Howard & Associates can observe the conditions of any facility and provide scheduled reports about the effects the environment may have on the contents of that facility.
B.R. Howard & Associates can provide an environmentally stable storage location. Unlike many other fine art storage locations, collections stored with us will be constantly under the supervision of trained conservators. Your collection will be stored at appropriate temperature and relative humidity levels consistent with current museum standards.
B.R. Howard & Associates, Inc. has the in-house ability to design and fabricate plexiglass and wire mounts and / or supports. In addition, passive or active environmentally controlled exhibit cases can be custom fabricated at our facility.
The technicians at B.R. Howard & Associates are trained to design and fabricate custom crating to insure the safe transit and long term storage needs of museum collections. Our in-house staff utilizes inert materials and the latest techniques available to the industry.