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Conservation Needs Survey

American Conservation Consortium is conducting this on-line survey to assess conservation treatment and consultation needs.  It will identify underserved areas and assist in re-distributing conservation expertise in the United States.  Please fill in this survey only of you are a conservation decision maker who has responsibility for collections, including buildings.
 

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the survey results, please fill in this section.  Otherwise, please skip it and go to the first question.

Name
Title
Organization
Work Phone
E-mail

1. What is your generic location?  If you are not in the United States, please do not fill out this survey.

State (2 letter CAPS)

2. In which time zone are you located?

Eastern time zone - north
Eastern time zone - south
Central time zone - north
Central time zone - south
Mountain time zone - north
Mountain time zone -south
Pacific time zone - north
Pacific time zone - south

3. Which of the following conservation services do you feel are UNDERSERVED in your REGION?  Check as many as you wish.

Books/paper  Photographs  Metals 
Paintings Glass/ceramics  Textiles 
Furniture/wooden objects  Horse-drawn vehicles Leather/skin
Ethnographic objects  Decorative objects Architectural plaster
Architectural decorative paint  Architectural structure  (wood)  Architectural structure (masonry/stone/brick)
Architectural paneling/molding/carving Wallpaper Conservation grant preparation assistance 
Low-tech environmental control  High-tech environmental control  Integrated pest management 
Light control  Environmental monitoring Storage improvement 
Moisture management Conservation assessment Conservation surveys

4. For which of the following conservation services do YOU personally have the GREATEST NEED?  Check as many as you wish.

Books/paper  Photographs  Metals 
Paintings Glass/ceramics  Textiles 
Furniture/wooden objects  Horse-drawn vehicles Leather/skin
Ethnographic objects  Decorative objects Architectural plaster
Architectural decorative paint  Architectural structure (wood) Architectural structure (masonry/stone/brick)
Architectural paneling/molding/carving Wallpaper Conservation grant preparation assistance 
Low-tech environmental control  High-tech environmental control  Integrated pest management 
Light control  Environmental monitoring Storage improvement 
Moisture management Conservation assessment Conservation surveys

5. What approximate volume of outsourced conservation services do you utilize?  Do not include in-house conservation services.

annually, US$

  OR

annually, number of hours

6. What do you feel is the typical fee range charged for outsourced conservation services in your area? 

low fee, per hour, US$

high fee, per hour, US$

7. If a conservator with underserved expertise would be willing to relocate to your area, would you be willing to contract for their services on an annual basis?

Yes

No

8. Would you be interested in a collections transportation service that would provide trained conservators as drivers/handlers, rather than the staff typical of fine arts movers?

Yes

No


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Thank you for your assistance with this survey!  The time frame for compilation of results depends upon the pace of respondents.  To be valid, a minimum of 100 responses are required.  Please feel free to pass the survey on to colleagues at other institutions.

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