According to the National Archives, 70° Fahrenheit is the preferred temperature that is optimal for the preservation of artifacts in exhibition spaces. It is the degree in which archival materials should be protected for long-term conservation. As curators, we assist you with crafting your narrative. We offer archival, preservation, exhibition, design and editing services. In this digital age, we fuse humanities with technology.

We create and manage archives according to the best practices established by the Society of American Archivists and the Society of California Archivists. We arrange materials and make them digitally accessible using ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR technology. 

We use the Getty Research Institute‘s best practices. We facilitate oral history interviews in order to conserve the past according to Oral History Association & Southwest Oral History Association standards. We use California Preservation Foundation guidelines. 

We research, design, and install exhibits. We have the ability to create an exhibit for your institution using National Council on Public History, American Association for State and Local History, and The American Alliance of Museums practices.

We maintain The Chicago Manual of Style, Modern Language Association (MLA), and AP Style Book writing standards. We use Adobe Creative products to produce unique designs. We create new websites for organizations which include social media accounts. View our affiliate company, Jennifer Lynn Design for portfolio.

The Keils are the historians of the Moulton Museum. Jennifer and Cindy are both active members of the American Alliance for Museums. They present at national, state, and regional conferences about California history. The Keils collaborate with state and county archives, OC Historical Commissioners, and city councils to develop succinct and sustainable historical plans.

Jennifer Keil earned her M.A. in Public and Oral History. As a history consultant, she specializes in archives, exhibition, and digitization. She serves on the Orange County Docent League Steering Committee. She was the President (2019-21) of the Southwest Oral History Association and developed their social media with a news blog

 

Cindy Keil earned an M.A. in English. She specialized in creative writing. She is a published author. She is the digital archivist for the Laguna Woods History Center. She co-curate art and history exhibits at the Moulton Museum. Cindy was the California Delegate (2019-21) of the Southwest Oral History Association. 

View the site that we curated to learn more.

We are excited to collaborate with the Moulton family who owned Rancho Niguel in Orange County with nearly  22,000 acres. Moulton Ranch is now expanded into other parts of California where annual roundups with a branding take place. We are opening the Moulton Museum in 2022. We are developing an online and physical experience. The museum will include a digitally accessible archive. We are collaborating with a variety of civic, cultural, and historic groups to make this vision possible. 

The Aliso Viejo Ranch project was recently featured in the OC Register for the opening and partnership with Moulton Museum. Read our Field Notes for more information.