Illumine Creative Solutions, LLC helps individuals, corporations, and organizations apply museum standards and best practices to manage their collections, reduce risk, prepare for the unexpected, and plan a sustainable, intergenerational legacy. Below is a sample of areas where Jennifer Souers Chevraux brings valuable expertise to your personal project or professional team.

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Private & Corporate Clients

Paintings on wall crop

Collection Curation

artwork procurement + collection management
condition reports + inventory + documentation provenance research


Fine Art Relocation Concierge

coordination of fine art handlers + shippers evaluation of storage options
supervision of object removal + installation

9x great-grandma Sarah Bassett's witch warrant

Legacy and Transition Planning

deaccession + downsize assistance legacy planning + divestment coordination intergenerational information sharing

Lock and Key

Risk Management
+ Loss Prevention

onsite + offsite collection storage inspection insurance review + appraiser referrals
disaster planning

Sarah Secor's tea set

Preservation Assistance

onsite preservation assessment
object housing material procurement
environmental standards recommendations

OMA President lectern


allied industry professional development
client engagement + corporate events
community education + private groups

Institutional Consulting

are we there yet

Institutional Planning

strategic + collection + succession plans
disaster + emergency response
accreditation process assistance

Preservation Assistance

Preservation Assessment

onsite walk-through + reporting
best practices implementation
environmental improvement referrals

Audience Engagement

Audience Engagement

intergenerational program development contemporary content creation
exhibit ideation + implementation + evaluation
The 9th Earl edit

Board Development

institutional governance + best practices
board team evaluation + goal-setting
cultivation for greater diversity

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Public Programs

“Queue-ration” of Personal Collections
Care + Handling Basics
Curator  Quiz + Museum Careers

old books

Museum Staff Training

volunteer care + handling instruction
preservation practice demonstrations
grant writing + management basics