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2011 Exhibitors

Individual exhibitors will provide information on conservation framing, painting restoration, book and paper restoration, furniture restoration, digitization of audio and video recordings, textile conservation.  Displays and lists of books and websites pertaining to conservation will be prepared by staff of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


As of 10-07-2011, the following exhibitors have been confirmed:

Agents of Deterioration

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Conservation
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Gretchen Anderson

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Public Programs
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Pat Howe


Art Conservation

Bernicky-Belman Fine Art Conservation Services
Chantal Bernicky and Michael Belman
6605 Ridgeville St.
Pittsburgh, PA  15217
(includes object and painting conservation, furniture, outdoor sculpture, art handling and shipping)


Audio / Video

Preservation Technologies / The Media Preserve
Robert Strauss
111 Thompson Park Drive
Cranberry Township, PA  16066


Book and Paper Conservation

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Conservation, Preservation and Access Department
Csilla Crisanti

Wendy Bennett
Fine Art Paper Conservation
6425 Wilkins Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Bill Minter
William Minter Bookbinding and Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury PA 16695
Fax: 814-793-4045


Community Preservation Organizations

Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh
Dan Holland, Chief Executive Officer
110 East Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120

Alliance for Response - Pittsburgh


Conservation and Deacidification Services

Preservation Technologies
Robert Strauss
111 Thompson Park Drive
Cranberry Township, PA  16066



Mark S. Johnson, Daguerreotype Consultant
3043 West Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15216



Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Reference Services


Disaster Response and Planning

Alliance for Response - Pittsburgh


Frames and Framing, Gold Leaf Conservation

Emilie Cohen Studios
Emilie Cohen
3353 Ligonier St.
Pittsburgh, PA  15201

Wendi Miller, Miller Frame


Genealogical Societies

Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society


Historical Societies

The Senator John Heinz History Center, Library and Archives
Alexis Macklin
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh,  PA  15222


Map Preservation

University of Pittsburgh, CONSOL Energy Mine Map Preservation Project


Natural History Materials

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Section of Botany
Helen Smith, Meg Burroughs



Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School
Alice Mentzer
912 S. Trenton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15221



Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Photographic Library
Marilyn Holt
Pennsylvania Department
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

University of Pittsburgh, CIDDE, Photo Services
Jim Burke

University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences
Janet Ceja
Lindsay Mattock

Carnegie Museum of Art - Teenie Harris Archive


Preservation Supplies

Gaylord Bros. Inc.
Kristen Hodge
PO Box 4901
Syracuse, NY  13221

University Products, The Archival Company
Corporate Headquarters:
University Products Inc.
517 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone Numbers:
Toll-Free Sales: 1.800.628.1912
Sales: 1.413.532. Fax Numbers:

PO Box 2582, Berkeley CA 94702
Phone (800) 618-5857
Fax (800) 685-3016


Salvage of Water-damaged Materials

University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, Infinity Student Organization


Shell Collections

Maintaining a Shell Collection
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Section of Mollusks


Special Collections

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -William R. Oliver Room, Special Collections

State Library of Pennsylvania


Storage and Storage Supports

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Anthropology
Deborah G. Harding

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Resource Display Unit



Christine Maurhoff Textile Conservation
Christine Maurhoff

Textile Conservation and Restoration Studio
Nancy Boomhower
222 S. Market St.
Girard, OH  44420



Preservation Technologies / The Media Preserve
111 Thompson Park Drive
Cranberry Township, PA  16066

The following is a list of vendors who will have materials available at the Preservation Fair, but who will not be exhibitors:

Hollinger Metal Edge Inc.
Abby Shaw
237 Fitzwater St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147

Historic Landscapes, Architecture & Outdoor Sculpture
Teresa S. Duff
Architectural Conservation
Phone:  818-261-6573

University Products
Contact: John A. Dunphy
517 Main St.
Holyoke, MA  01040
800-628-1912, ext. 304



Inclusion in this program does not constitute an endorsement of these individuals or organizations by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History or the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences.