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
Contact Name: Annie B. Schmid

Archival Image, LLC provides research and consulting services to museums, businesses, families, photographers and media producers requiring expertise in the location of unique archival images, and in the arrangement and administration of visual materials collections. 

Archival Image, LLC, is directed by Leigh Armstrong, a Certified Archivist with more than twenty-years experience working with creators, collectors, researchers, and repositories. Expertise includes picture research, rights and license negotiation, arrangement and description, content appraisal and valuation, project management. Past and...

Expertise: Digitization; Archival appraisal; Arrangement and description; Research; Rights and Licensing; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Government relations; Management and administration; Preservation; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Leigh Armstrong
Chicago, IL

“Inspiring families, businesses, and organizations to preserve and share their history.”

Archive Your Past is all about family history and historical documents.  Organize, digitize and preserve your historical documents or family history collection with Archive Your Past. 

For historical societies and libraries with archival collections, Archive Your Past will preserve, process, and describe your collection as an...

Expertise: Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Finding aids; Preservation
Contact Name: Anni Parsons
Milwaukee, WI

With over fifteen years of professional library and archives experience, Cloud and Clay Cultural Preservation offers expertise with research, preservation, archives management, personal archiving, and training projects. Based in the Ark-La-Tex region of the United States, Cloud and Clay Cultural Preservation  is also available for remote, national, and international collaboration. 

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Collection Assessment; Collection Guides; Encoded Archival Description (EAD); ContentDM; Emergency Preparedness and Response; Digitization; Preservation Assessments; Omeka; Community Programs; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Image Research; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Research; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Reference services; Other
Contact Name: Raegan C. Stearns, CA
Shreveport, LA

Liz Phillips Consulting, LLC works with organizations and individuals looking to organize and preserve historic materials. We offer archives and collections management services for physical and digital collections as well as strategic services in policy development and project planning.

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Collection Guides; Digital Archiving; Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Metadata Improvement; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Finding aids; Policy development; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Software applications; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Liz Phillips
Davis, CA

Work with our Trusted Subject Matter Experts

Our internationally-recognized consulting team is a trusted partner in information gathering, recommending best practices, and providing guidance for decision making.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Digitization & Metadata
  • Disaster Planning & Response
  • Environmental Assessment & Preservation
  • Project Management & Sustainability Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • and more!

Cost Effective Solutions

Our services are available to both members and non-members of LYRASIS with members...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Needs Assessments; Archival appraisal; Community Programs; Archival standards; Digital Preservation; Digitization / digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Rights and Licensing; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Policy development; Preservation; Strategic planning

Margot Note Consulting LLC offers information strategy and archives and records management services.

You are unique and your information problems merit distinct interventions. Together, we focus on your needs and explore ways to achieve your goals, tailored to you. Throughout our project, you’ll work directly...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Policy development; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Margot Note, CA, CRM, IGP, PMP
New York, NY

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
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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
Contact Name: Shelley Diamond
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. 


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
Contact Name: Marcy Flynn
Scottsdale, AZ