Margaret Geiss-Mooney

Company Information

Contact: Margaret Geiss-Mooney (Conservator/Collections Management Consultant)

Springfield, Oregon 97478

Business 707-763-8694

Year Established: 1979

Specialties: Emergency Response, Mannequins & Costume Mounting, Historic Interior Conservation & Restoration, Emergency Planning Consultants, Conservators, Textiles, Conservators, Preventative, Traveling Exhibitions, Mountmaking, Photography & Documentation, Collections

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.


Project: Contract Costume Conservator
Location: National Museum of Qatar, Qatar
Year: 2016 - 2017

Project: Costume Conservator (Contract)
Location: Richmond (CA) Museum Association
Year: 2021

Project: Contract Textile Conservator
Location: deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
Year: 2018