Steven Weintraub, principal, founded Art Preservation Services in 1988. Steven holds an MA in Art History and a 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 supervised the conservation and installation of the American Wing (1977-1979). Between 1986-1988, he was on staff at The Getty Conservation Institute as a scientific researcher specialist. He consults with many museums throughout the country on environmental preservation projects. 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 through the opening of the Museum in 2014.
Steven has lectured broadly in the U.S. and abroad and co-teaches “Preventive Conservation” at the Conservation Center, IFA, NYU. His 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.