Etherington Conservation Services (ECS) has been serving libraries, museums, local, state and federal agencies, and private collectors for over twenty years. We are pleased to offer our conservation and preservation services to the caretakers of book, paper and photographic collections nationwide. Our digitization department provides clients with the option to scan and capture information for online access and reference. The newly established Grant Assistance Program can provide technical writing support for grant applications allowing institutions with limited personnel resources to meet their funding objectives.
The ECS main office is located in Browns Summit where the art on paper and photographic materials are treated, in addition to rare books. Our conservation staff is available to speak to you about conservation treatment options for your books, manuscripts, ephemera, artwork, photographs or other collections on paper.
ECS and its conservators are members of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). All treatments comply with the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of AIC.
ECS – East, Browns Summit, NC
Located in Browns Summit, North Carolina just north of Greensboro is our primary conservation facility. ECS – East has a fully functional and secured conservation lab, staffed by professionally educated and trained conservators that you can trust with your valued objects. Our conservators combine their knowledge and professional experience to safely work on a wide variety of collection materials that include rare books, art on paper, vellum documents, photographic materials and historic wallpaper. Onsite collection surveys and training workshops can be performed upon request by our experienced staff. Conservation projects that require financial support can be matched to funding sources with assistance from our staff of grant writers. Our primary goal is to help you care for your treasures.
ECS – Midwest, North Manchester, IN
Conveniently located near major shipping routes in Northern Indiana, Etherington Conservation Services – Midwest is a high-volume conservation lab with a 14 member team of fully trained conservators and technicians. In addition to rare book conservation, a primary focus of the Midwest facility is collections conservation, and it is here where we construct the majority of the protective enclosures that ECS provides. In addition to rare book and collections conservation services, our Midwest facility provides preservation assessments, conservation and preservation training and workshops, and community outreach to libraries and other organizations.