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Kim R. Du Boise-[PA]

PhotoArts Imaging Professionals, LLC
President; Senior Photograph Conservator
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Kim R. Du Boise has over 40 years’ experience with art, photography, and photographic materials as a photographer, university/college instructor, printmaker & conservator. Kim developed the art department at Pearl River Community College in 1987-1994 and a BFA curriculum in Photography at USM from 1996-2000. She turned her studio work into a full-time lab in 2001. Since 2001, Ms. Du Boise & her staff have served clients in more than 35 states & Canada with traditional lab, printing, and preservation services. Projects include traditional and digital conservation of individual & institutional photographic, film & electronic media items, collections surveys, and preservation grant assistance. Other services include assessment & remediation of smoke, water and storm-damaged materials, including environmental and fungal damages. Growing up near the Gulf Coast, she was well acquainted with hurricane and tornado damages prior to Katrina's visit. Ms. Du Boise and her staff worked with NPS HABS documentation projects from various states for photographers & environmental companies from 2006 – 2012.In 2007, Kim and Roy Canizaro formed PhotoArts Imaging Professionals, LLC, a private practice conservation firm for photographic materials, films, electronic media & time-based art forms. This combination of expertise is unique in the southeast and PhotoArts Imaging serves state archives, national, regional, state & local museums, universities’ archives, and corporate clients from the southeast U.S., Arizona and California. In 2011 & in 2013, PhotoArts Imaging was awarded contracts as an approved vendor for the LC FEDLINK program in the areas of traditional lab services, preservation services, conservation services, and staff training. Ms. Du Boise has completed coursework of FAIC while continuing her independent study of the components of 19th C. and 20th C. silver & other metal salts imagery and how different agents affect aging and deterioration. She has participated in many FAIC sponsored symposia and workshops. Kim is a member of the PMG, CIPP & EMG specialty groups, the Collection Care network, an expert in the C2CC forum, is a CAP assessor, and teaches online courses in the identification and care of photographic materials and A-V and film based media.