About Jerry Shiner
As founder of Keepsafe Microclimate Systems, Jerry Shiner has been providing design and consultant services for environmental control of museum display and storage applications for over twenty years. He has extensive expertise in the design and application of both active and passive methods of mitigating and controlling humidity, temperature, pollution, and oxygen levels for display and storage enclosures.
In addition to hundreds of small installations worldwide, he has advised on large-scale active microclimate control installations across North America and in Europe. Interactions with architects, planners, designers, contractors, conservators, and plant and project managers have informed his understanding of the challenges in creating and maintaining museum effective environmental control systems.
Mr. Shiner has authored numerous articles and papers on microclimate storage and display, and was invited to evaluate the EC’s “FP6 Priority Scientific Support to Policies” grant in Brussels in 2006. He is a regular contributor to The Conservation Distlist and other on-line forums, attends scientific meetings in North America and abroad, and taught a popular course on Microclimate Control in Museums and Archives for the Northern States Conservation Center.
As a supplier of high-tech analytical devices and microclimate control systems, he remains well informed of trends in conservation and technology, and is a member of many professional organizations. Mr. Shiner’s wide interests and previous careers in the fine arts and small business enables him to help bridge the gap between the desired and the possible.
In addition to advising on microclimate capabilities and designs, Mr. Shiner has learned from direct involvement in many active microclimate control installations, large and small, working directly with designers, engineers, architects, case manufacturers, museum staff, and contractors in a wide variety of projects, including:
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Brooklyn Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn
MZTV Museum, Toronto
Steamboat William Museum, Iowa
University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto
Cantos Music Gallery, Calgary
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia
FDR Library, Poughkeepsie
Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown
Grammy Museum, Los Angeles
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg
San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego
Discovery Place, Charlotte
Union Station, Kansas City
National Art Gallery, Ottawa
NASA Marshall Space Center, Huntsville
George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon
Public Museum of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
The Field Museum, Chicago
WWII Valor in the Pacific Memorial, Honolulu