Michigan State University

Conservation Referral List

The following companies and individuals specialize in preservation services for books, photographs, and other library and archival materials. Contact the service provider for further details about their range of services and costs. This list is provided as a service of the MSU Libraries' Conservation & Preservation Unit and is not to be construed as an endorsement of any individual company or product, nor does it suggest that these are the only such services available. Names of national conservation vendors and conservation suppliers are also available.

Please contact Eric Alstrom if you have any questions or would like to be added to this list.

Michigan Conservators and Bookbinders

Bohemio Bookbindery
(Book repair; custom binding)
Ann Arbor
(734) 904-3554
www.bohemiobookbindery.com

Books Bound To Be Used
(Hand-binding; repair; leather; restoration; boxes)
Susan J. Toth
Edwardsburg
(269) 641-7545
BksBd2BUsd@aol.com


Detroit Institute of Art, Conservation Services Laboratory
(Conservation of art on paper; textile conservation)
5200 Woodward Avenue.
Detroit
(313) 833-7920
www.dia.org/art/conservation

J.K. Hickel Bindery
(Binding; restoration; repair; boxes)
Caledonia
(616) 891-8336
Jean@hickelbindery.com
hickelbindery.com


Marieka Kaye
(Conservation of books, works on paper, vellum, & papyrus; boxes)
Ann Arbor
(626) 484-3571
mariekakaye@gmail.com

Lis Art Conservation and Restoration Services
(Conservation of paintings and frames)
Jennifer Lis
Livonia
(284) 957-8611
jennifer@lisacrs.com

 

Jean McCormick, Handbookbinder
(Book repair, bookbinding, boxes)
Grand Rapids
(616) 940-0003
cormick.j@sbcglobal.net

Rivers Paper Conservation & Preservation Services
(Conservation of paper documents & art on paper)
Ronna Rivers
Detroit
(248) 542-5109  
paperconservation@earthlink.net
www.riversconservation.com

Signature Books Arts
(Conservation of books, works on paper, vellum, & maps)
Dianna Samuelson
Ann Arbor
(734) 741-1877
signaturebookarts.com

Wiering Books
(Fine binding; restoration)
Vernon Wiering
Grand Rapids
(616) 248-5434
bindmeabook@wieringbooks.com​
www.wieringbooks.com

Windy Weather Bindery
​(Boxes and portfolios, photo albums, small editions)
Wendy Withrow
Grand Rapids
(616) 710-1751
http://wwbindery.com

 

National Book and Paper Conservation Services

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
(Conservation Services Referral System: "Find a Conservator")
1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
(200) 452-9545
www.conservation-us.org/

Etherington Conservation Services
(Repair & conservation of books & documents; boxes; encapsulation; preservation photocopy)
7609 Business Park Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409
(800) 444-7534 ​
ecsconservation.com

Northeast Documents Conservation Center
(Conservation of books & documents; information resource center)
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 470-1010
www.nedcc.org

Midwest Art Conservation Center 
(Art conservation treatment)
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-3120
www.preserveart.org

ICA Art Conservation
(Conservation of art objects; preservation consultations)
2915 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 658-8700 
www.ica-artconservation.org