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Richard Kerschner

Kerschner Museum Conservation Services
Ferrisburgh, Vermont
Richard Kerschner is the principal of Kerschner Museum Conservation Services, LLC. He has extensive experience in preventive conservation and conservation project management and is recognized nationally for his expertise in practical and sustainable environmental control for museums in historic structures and LED lighting for museums. He actively manages collection environments and advises on preventive conservation for numerous museums in historic buildings in the USA and abroad. He is Director of Conservation and Preservation Emeritus at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont where he established the conservation department, managed preventive conservation efforts and directed the treatment of folk and decorative art objects, paintings, textiles, and works of art on paper for over three decades. He holds an M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and is a Fellow and past treasurer of the American Institute for Conservation and Fellow and past council member of the International Institute for Conservation. Kerschner actively participates in conservation outreach to museums and allied museum professionals. He conducts research and lectures on museum environmental management and preventive conservation. He lives in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.