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.

Selected Projects:

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

Newseum, Washington

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

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