Consulting and Contract Services

Archiving Art is Kristie MacDonald, an artist and archivist specializing in the preservation of collections, archives, and objects. Based in Toronto (Ont. Canada), I collaborate with collectors, artists, and organizations to develop and implement collections management policy, plans, and tools that enable clients to effectively preserve and provide access to their collections.

Consulting Services

Collections Analysis and Assessment

  1. -Preservation needs assessment survey

  2. -Immediate and long-term preservation planning

  3. -Policy development

  4. -Standards development

  5. -Methodology design

  6. -Disaster preparedness recommendations

  7. -Project management

  8. -Research, reporting, and studies

  9. -Storage recommendations

Contract Archivist Services

Archival Arrangement and Description

  1. -Archival appraisal

  2. -Archival arrangement

  3. -Finding aid development (R.A.D. compliant)


  1. -Item level condition assessment (Content and object appraisal)

  2. -Format identification and risk assessment for machine-readable and digital media

  3. -Environmental assessment and monitoring

  4. -Integrated pest management (IPM) evaluations

Inventory and Cataloguing

  1. -Inventory production

  2. -Catalogue refinement

  3. -Backlog reduction

Databases and Metadata

  1. -Metadata creation and management

  2. -Metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies

  3. -Database analysis and development

Exhibition Services

  1. -Archival display and exhibition planning

  2. -Framing recommendations

  3. -Exhibition planning

Contact me to set up a meeting, learn more about my services, or develop custom projects and workshops.