There are millions of people around the world working to preserve our cultural heritage - in libraries, museums, archives, historic properties, storage and private collections. This community is focused on preservation -- the process of identifying and minimizing risks to collections arising from the environment, pests, theft, and other agents of deterioration. Because current preservation tools are inadequate - too hard to use (not built for us) and too expensive (not a good value) - important elements of our cultural heritage are at risk.
Conserv exists to increase access to quality preventive conservation technology. We are making big investments in hardware and software to enable cultural heritage professionals to more easily prevent damage to collections. We believe that preventive conservation is the sustainable way forward for preservation.
Conserv exists to listen and respond to the needs of collections care professionals. We are designing products to support professionals from diverse backgrounds at collections of all shapes, sizes, and budgets. Our tools reflect a belief in progress over perfection for every collection.
Conserv exists to support preservation research and commercialization efforts. Working with our customers, we’re developing shared datasets that will empower preservation researchers to ask new questions. And we’re partnering with researchers to ensure that the best ideas turn into practical applications for collections around the world. We’re a force multiplier for preservation research projects.
Conserv exists to further the mission of the collections we serve. We are helping tell the stories of our partners - incredibly interesting people doing important work. We believe that our success starts with the success of the people we serve. We aim to be a preservation partner, not just another vendor.
Conserv is now evolving from an environmental monitoring tool into a complete platform for preventive conservation work. Over the next few years we’re developing tools for pest management, disaster planning and recovery, predictive modeling, fractional conservation services, and a virtual courier offering.
These are our ambitious projects to re-shape what’s possible for preservation professionals. The old constraints are gone. Conserv is a company completely focused on collections with a team that can deliver. We’re looking forward to building whatever we can dream up together.
Austin Senseman, CEO