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We support and empower people to safeguard the permanence and integrity of the world’s artistic record.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Passionate about preservation

 
 
 

With the proliferation of media and digital material in art and archives, preservation in the 21st century is far from easy. We are dedicated leaders defining and shaping this landscape.

 
 

 
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We have helped world-class institutions, such as the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum evolve and grow their practices to meet the challenges posed by collecting time-based media.

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Artist's legacies are our specialty. We developed a strategic plan for the estate of Louise Bourgeois.

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SPECIALTY SERVICES WE PROVIDE

CONDITION ASSESSMENT
CONSERVATION TREATMENT
ESTATE MANAGEMENT
TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
FACILITATION OF ACQUISITIONS
DIGITAL PRESERVATION CONSULTING
DIGITAL REPOSITORY MANAGEMENT
DIGITIZATION AND FORMAT MIGRATION

Whether you are a museum, collector, artist’s studio or estate, sometimes you want to roll up your sleeves and do-it-yourself. If you don’t know where to start, we provide small-scale coaching engagements focused on empowerment of individuals and teams.

 
 
 
 

 
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It’s all about the art

 

WE PROUDLY SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD’S TOP TRUSTED INSTITUTIONS

COOPER HEWITT
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
GLENSTONE MUSEUM
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
DIA FOUNDATION
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
STOREFRONT FOR ART & ARCHITECTURE
M+ MUSEUM

 

We are proud to be trusted by some of the world’s most prominent institutions. Be it conserving works of art, developing preservation infrastructure, managing digitization projects, or helping to empower a growing team, we are strong allies in the battle against time.

 
 
 
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Our Team

 
 

When you work with us, we assemble the perfect team to match your needs. Our international network of collaborators includes leaders in time-based media conservation, digital preservation, audiovisual engineering, and collections management.

 
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Erin Barsan

ARCHIVES & COLLECTION INFORMATION

Erin is a digital archivist passionate about art conservation, and works closely with our clients to solve information management and preservation problems preventing them from meeting their missions.

Nick Kaplan

ART CONSERVATION

Nick is an emerging professional with training and experience in the conservation of objects and time-based media art. He is currently completing his masters degree at the Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, and is spending his third year in the field as a key part of our team.

Rachel Egan

ARCHIVES & COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY

Rachel is an information scientist that delights in the intersection of art, data, and technology. She helps our clients solve technical problems preventing them from meeting their missions of preservation.

 
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Ben Fino-Radin

FOUNDER, LEAD CONSERVATOR

Ben founded Small Data Industries out of a desire to bring the expertise and capabilities of the world’s best museums to the broader art world ecosystem.

 

 

How can we help you?
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