Institutional Projects

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MPF Conservation has many services we provide for institutional clients, and occasionally private clients with very large collections.

Collection Assessments:  A collection assessment consists of inspecting (assessing) many  objects in a collection, which are then collated into a report discussing the various condition issues of each object or a group of objects.  It may or may not include estimates for the items, and may also include our best advice on how to approach the care of many items.

Object Triage:  For various reasons, whole collections or many objects in a collection can be in terrible condition.  Perhaps they have had a large donation; a weather event can cause issues, or sometimes it is a matter of finances.  We come onsite and assist with a triage to determine what is in the most danger and how to care for it in an emergency.

Treatment: We have treated many items in the collections listed below.  Click on live links to see the items treated:

Hearst Castle®

Hearst Castle®, or Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument,
is part of the California State Park system.  We performed an extensive assessment for Hearst, and treated one of the showpiece sofas.

NPS Crater Lake

Several collections were treated from NPS Crater Lake.

Oregon Caves NM (ORCA)

The Oregon Caves NM has an exciting collection of Mason Monterey furnishings.

NPS McLoughlin House Fort Vancouver
National Historic Site

MPF Conservation treated 31 objects in the NPS McLoughlin House Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, or McLoughlin House, over a two year period.
All are shown on here (Recamier, Washstand, Wardrobe, Game Table, Slope Desk, and Dining Table) with the exception of Marguerite McLoughlin’s Lacquered Sewing Cabinet, Prince & Co. Melodeon, and 21 Victorian balloon-back chairs, which have their own pages.

Jantzen Beach Carousel

Following is a list of all our articles and treatment items for the Jantzen Beach Carousel:

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Oregon State Capitol Building Textiles

The Oregon State Capital underwent renovation and many artworks were
cleaned and repaired.   MPFC treated three textile art installations:
Lyman Grasses Textiles, Fuhr Textiles, and  Fawkes Eight Textiles.

Campbell House,
Spokane, Washington

We assessed the fabric and wallpaper walls, and show wonderful images of the gilded items.

 Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site:

A blog post about an assessment we performed for the house museum:
the docents were very knowledgeable, reminding us that history is kept in the hands of volunteers who care deeply about their community.

MPF Conservation (MPFC) is located in Portland, Oregon, USA.
We treat objects all over the Pacific Northwest, down into California,
and west to Idaho, Montana and Nevada.

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