About ECS

ECS has been serving libraries, museums, local, state and federal agencies, and private collectors for over 25 years. We are pleased to offer our conservation and preservation services to the caretakers of book, paper and photographic collections nationwide. Our digitization department provides clients with the option to scan and capture information for online access and reference.

The ECS main office is located in Browns Summit where the art on paper and photographic materials are treated, in addition to rare books. Our conservation staff is available to speak to you about conservation treatment options for your books, manuscripts, ephemera, artwork, photographs or other collections on paper.

ECS and its conservators are members of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). All treatments comply with the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of AIC.

ECS – East, Browns Summit, NC

Located just north of Greensboro, North Carolina is our primary conservation facility. ECS – East has a fully functional and secured conservation lab, staffed by professionally educated and trained conservators that you can trust with your valued objects. Our conservators combine their knowledge and professional experience to safely work on a wide variety of collection materials that include rare books, art on paper, vellum documents, photographic materials, maps, and historic wallpaper. Onsite collection surveys and training workshops can be performed upon request by our experienced staff. Our primary goal is to assist our clients in protecting their collections for years to come.

ECS – Midwest, North Manchester, IN

Conveniently located near major shipping routes in Northern Indiana, ECS – Midwest is a high-volume conservation lab. In addition to rare book conservation, a primary focus of the Midwest facility is collections conservation, and it is here where we construct the majority of the protective enclosures that ECS provides. In addition to rare book and collections conservation services, our Midwest facility provides preservation assessments, conservation training and workshops, and community outreach to libraries and other organizations.