Directory of Archival Consultants

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This easy-to-use Directory of Archival Consultants contains information about experts across the country who provide professional consulting services on various aspects of archives and archiving. All listings in this directory are paid listings. Information provided by consultants is not independently checked or verified.

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Expertise: Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Finding aids; Preservation
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Contact Name: Annie B. Schmid
Location(s):
BOISE, ID

Digital Archivy is a turnkey archival consulting firm that works with organizations to identify, analyze, compare, organize, and use information better. We work closely with clients and take a holistic multi-dimensional view of information ecosystems. This enables us to create solutions that are practical, cost-effective, and user-focused. Our projects ensure long-term preservation, increase access and support...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Outreach and public programs; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation
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Contact Name: David Kay, MLS
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY
Expertise: Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Records survey planning and implementation
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Contact Name: Laura Brettholle
Location(s):
Chicago, IL

MCR provides consulting, curatorial and collections management services to museums, private collectors, businesses and institutions. We are chaos resolution experts involved in cataloging, digitization, and space assessments, as well as new museum and institutional change planning.

Our team is made up of highly skilled professionals with formal academic training in addition to practical museum, collections management, archive, and curatorial experience. We work both on-site and remotely to ensure the highest possible standards for collections care. 

Our clients include small, volunteer-run historic houses to major museums, private collections to historic societies,...

Expertise: Collector Systems; Disaster Preparedness; PastPerfect; Collection Assessment Surveys; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development
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Location(s):
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Archival and curatorial consulting for your personal and family archives and art collections.

Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival appraisal; Curatorial consulting; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Preservation; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Transcription
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Contact Name: Jennifer Frémont, MA, MLS
Location(s):

Rachael Cristine Woody is the owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting LLC, a firm that provides services to archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations. She specializes in establishing collection programs, assessment and planning for historical collections, teaching grant acquisition strategy, and vetting and implementing Collection Management Systems (CMS). Previously she revived the archives at the Freer|Sackler Museum of...

Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digital Asset Management; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Selecting and Implementing Collections Management Systems; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Rachael Woody
Location(s):
Portland, OR

Sepia Archival Management works with individuals, cultural organizations and corporations to provide an array of services. Hands-on work includes collection organization and description, digitization, light preservation work and cataloging home libraries and art collections. Our strategic services include providing overarching archival strategies, making archival software recommendations and documentation and description planning.

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Hilarie Pitman Pozesky
Location(s):
Chicago, IL

Sharon Mizota is a DEI metadata consultant who helps archives, museums, libraries, and media organizations transform and share their metadata to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the historical record. She has over ten years of experience managing and creating metadata for arts and culture organizations, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Judy Chicago Research Portal, Curationist.org,...

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Cataloging
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Contact Name: Sharon Mizota
Location(s):
South Pasadena, CA

Shelley Diamond Archival Solutions LLC specializes in archival and collection management services for artists, private collectors and estates in New York City, and home inventory services for NYC homeowners and renters. We help private individuals ensure the long-term preservation of their collections, protect their private property assets, and identify and manage risk.

Our services help working artists organize their art, studio and business records, and aid families and executors overseeing the stewardship and legacy of an artist’s estate.  Our collection management services guide collectors in the care, storage, organization, documentation, safe display and long-term...

Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Inventories; Facilities planning and development; Site assessments; Finding aids; Storage and housing; Management and administration; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Shelley Diamond
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

Marcy Silver Flynn established Silver Image Management in 1994 to provide collection management services to archives, libraries, museums and private collections with visual images, especially photographs.  She is based in Arizona but provides services nationwide.

Silver Image Management works with you to improve the organization, description, preservation and use of your valuable image collections, including photographs and negatives, digital images, fine art, prints, drawings, posters, and architectural drawings. 

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Expertise: Access and classification reviews; Artists Archives; Minimal Processing Techniques; Artist Estates; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Cataloging; Grant Writing; Image Research; Project Management; Finding aids; Visual Materials; Strategic planning; Other
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Contact Name: Marcy Flynn
Location(s):
Scottsdale, AZ