Marshall Fine Art Services
Suppliers of Handling, Storage and Conservation Supplies and Equipment
  • Archival Methods L.L.C. - Archival storage and presentation products: boxes & enclosures, folders, portfolios, mats, hanging devices.
  • Archival Products - Archival boxes, binders, sleeves, fabrics, tapes, and folders.
    Note: Archival Products has a useful 42-page catalog (available in PDF) containing useful information and simple How-To instructions for several book- and paper-related products. The company is a division of Library Binding Service, Inc.
  • Ashley Distributors - Archival packing materials, crating hardware, Strongboxes, foam sheeting, paper and plastic sheet materials, installation hardware, movers dollies & pads) Ashley is a Division of LA Packing, Crating and Transport.
  • Benchmark - Mounting supplies, exhibition and installation supplies.
  • Conservation Support Services - Conservation supplies, lab equipment, fabrics & plastic films, papers & boards, archival storage materials, pigments and chemicals; no online ordering.
  • Dick Blick Company - Art materials and supplies, including storage and shipping supplies, furniture, carts & totes for transporting art.
  • Elite Pak - Specialty packing boxes, Strongboxes, print pads, glass tape.
  • Gaylord Bros. - Extensive catalog of library and archival supplies and furniture. Gaylord’s main catalog is nearly 1000 pages long, a true compendium of conservation and related supplies. Note: Gaylord produces several useful catalogs with product information that goes beyond mere descriptive data. In addition they offer a free publication called “Guide to Collections Care,” which gives good basic information on handling, storing and caring for papers, photographs, textiles and books.
  • Hollinger Metal Edge - The granddaddy of acid-free storage: boxes, document cases, collections maintenance tools, conservation supplies, storage shelving, vacuums.
  • Light Impressions - Archival and presentation supplies: boxes, papers & boards, dry mount supplies, tapes & adhesives.
  • Masterpak - Materials for packing, shipping, storing, and displaying art objects; Oz-clips. Note: Masterpak has a small but informative catalog and offers a swatch book of their conservation papers and wraps.
  • Museum Services Corporation - Conservation equipment and tools, conservation supplies, sheet materials, chemicals, humidity and pH indicators.
  • Talas - Conservation & storage supplies, bookbinding & framing supplies, chemicals, instruments & measures, papers & boards, foams, sheet materials, gilding supplies, textiles. Note: Talas offers some very useful sample books of their foams and sheet materials.
  • United Foam Products - Foam materials in sheets, rolls and planks. UFP also offers extensive foam fabrication services.
  • University Products - Archival storage materials and supplies, conservation materials, tools and supplies, exhibit furniture, carts, monitoring equipment, papers & boards.
  • Woodworker's Hardware - All sorts of hardware and adhesives for crate making and woodworking; pneumatic staplers and nailers.
The Smithsonian Institution maintains a very detailed list of businesses that sell art conservation products. It can be found here: http://www.si.edu/mci/english/learn_more/taking_care/supplier.html