Company aims to help private collectors preserve their historical objects and fine art
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Company aims to help private collectors preserve their historical objects and fine art

Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy, co-founders of Muse Curatorial Consulting Group Courtesy photo If you’ve inherited a family heirloom that once belonged to your great, great, great grandmother, your first instinct would probably be to proudly display it in your living room. But if you live in a place like La Jolla and are prone to opening up your windows and doors to feel that cool ocean breeze, you might be doing that precious object more harm than you realize. The two San Diego women officially started Muse Curatorial Consulting Group in 2017 out of a love for preserving historical artifacts. Lacy worked in the museum industry for nearly 20 years; most recently as a collection manager for the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. Dellas interned at the museum under Lacy after finishing grad school and was later hired on as her collection assistant. They curated the popular “Monsters!” and realized they made a pretty good team. They also realized that there was a whole group of people who could use their combined expertise: private collectors. “Working in the collections department, we’d get calls and emails all the time asking for advice on how to take […]

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