Heida Shoemaker has been a professional paper and photograph conservator since 1998. She earned a B.A. with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, in Art History, in 1989. She received her Masters in Science from the University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum Master’s Program in Art Conservation in 1996.

Since starting her private practice in 1998, she has worked with the general public, framers, and museums to care for their fine art on paper and photographs, family photographs, and archival material. She does contract work for institutions such as the Cantor Art Center, Stanford University;  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Berkeley Art Museum; and The DeYoung Museum, SF.

Heida has also held a Getty Advanced Fellowship in Paper Conservation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1997 – 1999,  and a yearlong fellowship at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.