The Image Permanence Institute offers a range of preservation consulting services, from environmental monitoring and
data analysis, to mechanical system design consultation, analysis, and optimization. IPI consulting services are
informed by staff expertise in collections care and mechanical system optimization, over thirty years of applied
research, and collaboration with engineers, architects, and energy experts. IPI consultants are experienced in a
wide range of climates, building types, and collection materials, and partner with allied professionals in
libraries, archives, and museums to facilitate collection assessments, preservation environment improvements, and
energy-saving mechanical system protocols.
To discuss your needs and how we can assist you in achieving your preservation goals in a sustainable way, please contact us.
Chris is an experienced facility manager with Energy Service Company Certification in HVAC systems and Project Management Certification from the International Facility Management Association. He received a BS in Communication from the State University of New York at Brockport and a MS in Communication & Media Technologies from RIT in 2004. Chris provides advice and consulting services to cultural institutions on managing and operating mechanical systems to provide the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy.
Kelly joined IPI in May 2016 to provide consultation services, technical support, and advice to cultural heritage institutions on preventive conservation. She is also involved in several research projects, with specific interest in the role of moisture and monitoring techniques for pollutants. Prior to joining IPI, Kelly earned her MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur- University of Delaware Program and a BA in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington. She has worked as a conservator at a range of institutions across the U.S. and internationally, and is involved in the American Institute for Conservation’s Collections Care Network.