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"The Objective of the Conservator is not to change, alter or attempt to improve the original

qualities of the object, but to preserve its integrity for future generations study and


Conservation of Ancient Log Coffins of Phi Man Long Long Rak Cave, Mae Hong Son Project,


Supported by The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP

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As a Senior Objects Conservator, and elected Fellow with the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC), I offer my services as a cultural heritage conservator. 

  • Consultations for preventative conservation and collections surveys, including Condition Reports and treatment alternatives
  • Interventions and treatments for most 3 dimensional artifacts of a wide selection of materials.
  • Collections Assessor--Collections Assessment for Preservation Program (CAP)

As a professor of conservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I offer my services as a lecturer and workshop/seminar provider.

Welcome to my website.

Having been trained in the scientific approach to preservation/conservation my services include:

  • Original surface recovery.
  • Loss compensation
  • Examination and documentation.
  • Technical analysis
  • Consultations
  • Historic Preservation
  • Education & Research

Other areas include:

  • Cemetery preservation
  • Collection surveys.
  • Public Art & Sculpture


Senior Conservator with 30 years of experience. Areas of expertise include traditional hand skills and modern conservation techniques.

Principal Conservator

The Deller Conservation Group LTD - Geneva, Il / Madison, WI 01/1982 - Current

Academic Instructor

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL 01/1999 - Current

Senior Objects Conservator

Wisconsin State Historical Society-Madison, WI / 2017-2019

Elected as Fellow / 2015American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works 


President:  Chicago Area Conservation Group  (CACG) from 1993--1999

Board of Directors: America Institute for Conservation (AIC) 1999-2005

Board of Directors: The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation

Board of Directors: Adventures in Preservation


  • Contracted with multiple museums and related institutions and private collectors for collection surveys, treatments, and preventative conservation activities.
  • Meticulous & excellent at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure.
  • Designed and teach full-day, hands-on "Interior Surfaces Conservation Lab" for the Master's Program in Historic Preservation / SAIC


  •      Triage conservator: Ho-Chunk Museum & Cultural Center
  • Lead conservator on Team 3 for AASLH/AIC joint effort following Hurricane Katrina and Rita.
  • National Museum of St. Kitts West Indies. Treated multiple objects including monkey traps. 2003
  •      Collection survey, public lecture at Estate Whim Plantation and Great House. St. Croix USVI 2006

McCormick Patent Model 3rdQ 19thC


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