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Steven Weintraub

Art Preservation Services
Long Island City, New York
Steven Weintraub founded Art Preservation Services in 1988. Steven holds an MA in Art History and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. From 1975 to 1986, he was an objects conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among his many activities at the MMA, he was in charge of the conservation and installation of the American Wing (1977-1979). Between 1986-1988, he was a conservation/environmental researcher at the Getty Conservation Institute. He consults with many museums throughout the country as an environmental preservation specialist. Between 1990-1993, he set up and supervised conservation activities for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and remained a consultant to the project through 2000. In 2002, the Port Authority of NY&NJ brought him on as consultant for the preservation of their World Trade Center artifacts. Subsequently, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum brought him on as their conservation consultant. Steven’s pioneering work on museum microclimates includes the development of leakage testing equipment and high-performance silica gel for showcases. He is actively involved in innovative research on color perception and illumination of museum collections. Steven has lectured broadly in the US and abroad and co-teaches “Preventive Conservation” at the Conservation Center, IFA, NYU.