Steven Weintraub, Principal
Steven Weintraub founded Art Preservation Services in 1988. Steven holds an MA in Art History and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. From 1975 to 1986, he was an objects conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among his many activities at the MMA, he was in charge of the conservation and installation of the American Wing (1977-1979). Between 1986-1988, he was a conservation/environmental researcher at the Getty Conservation Institute. He consults with many museums throughout the country as an environmental preservation specialist. Between 1990-1993, he set up and supervised conservation activities for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and remained a consultant to the project through 2000. In 2002, the Port Authority of NY&NJ brought him on as consultant for the preservation of their World Trade Center artifacts. Subsequently, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum brought him on as their conservation consultant. He continues to be actively involved in both projects.
Steven’s pioneering work on museum microclimates includes the development of leakage testing equipment and high performance silica gel for showcases. He is actively involved in innovative research on color perception and illumination of museum collections. Steven has lectured broadly in the US and abroad and is teaching “Preventive Conservation” as adjunct professor at the Conservation Center, IFA, NYU.
Amy K. Passiak, Collections & Project Manager
Amy Passiak has her MA in Museum Studies from New York University ('10) and a BA in Classical Studies and Art History from Kalamazoo College ('06). In New York City, she has previously worked at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. She also has interned at the Kelsey Museum of Archeology (Ann Arbor, MI) and Museum of the City of New York. In addition to her work at APS, Amy works part-time at the LES Tenement Museum in Evening Events and Visitor Services.
As Collections & Project Manager, Amy works with multiple clients on contemporary storage and collections practices, as well as database implementation and cataloging. She also assists Steve with lighting and product development. Amy also manages product stock and sales at APS.
Marc Weintraub, Electrical Engineer
Marc Weintraub is a MSEE that specializes in wireless/embedded systems with experience in power distribution design, electronic circuit design, firmware and software development. He is a graduate of Tufts University. He joined APS in early 2011 to provide engineering expertise for new product development.