Contact: Margaret Geiss-Mooney (Conservator/Collections Management Consultant)
Year Established: 1979
Specialties: Conservators, Preventative, Conservators, Textiles, Emergency Planning Consultants, Emergency Response, Historic Interior Conservation & Restoration, Mannequins & Costume Mounting, Mountmaking, Photography & Documentation, Collections, Traveling Exhibitions
Training/Experience: Margaret Geiss-Mooney is a conservator, in private practice since 1979. She provides a full range of services including consultation; on-site examination; photo-documentation; technical analysis including microscopy; condition reports; cleaning; stabilizing; treatment; replicas; construction of custom designed supports, forms and boxes; collection care services and preparation for display and/or storage. She is available to provide on-site condition reports for incoming/outgoing loans as well as installation and deinstallation services. She offers workshops and lectures online and on-site.
Notes: Ms. Geiss-Mooney has a B.S. degree and a M.S. degree in Textiles from the University of California, Davis. She first became intrigued and then involved with historical textiles and their conservation during her sophomore year while interning at the E. B. Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento) where she worked on the costume collection. She also interned at the M.H. deYoung Museum and at the UC-Davis Art Conservation Laboratory. She has worked on staff at the Cloisters/Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.