Ford Conservation Center

Who We Are

The Ford Conservation Center is a regional conservation facility, a division of History Nebraska. We offer services to private individuals, museums and libraries, corporations, and state and federal agencies.

Services include the conservation examination and treatment of three-dimensional objects, paintings, and works on paper, as well as consultations on many collection-related topics such as institutional assessments and condition surveys on collections.

The staff of the Ford Center represents years of varied professional training, specialized study, and intensive experience in the art and science of conservation. Ford Center conservators have trained and worked at major cultural institutions in the United States and abroad and keep abreast of the latest research and innovations in conservation practice.

Hours
By appointment only
Address
1326 S 32nd St
Omaha, NE 68105
Contact
402-595-1180
hn.fordcenter@nebraska.gov

Conservation Resources

Paper Lab

Paper Lab

Object Lab

Object Lab

Painting Lab

Painting Lab

Preservation Resources

Preservation Resources

Our Success Stories

Our Success Stories

Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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