Archival Image, LLC provides research and consulting services to museums, libraries, media producers, artists, organizations, and families committed to the use and preservation of archival photographs and other historical materials. We approach all projects from the perspective of both curator and observer, working collaboratively with clients to support their unique projects. Archival Image, LLC is a nationally certified Women’s Business Entity based in Chicago, Illinois.
Director Leigh Armstrong is a Certified Archivist and picture researcher skilled in rights and licensing. She holds an MA in Art History and has taught on topics related to the history of photography and the administration of photography collections. She is an Associate Member of the Appraisers Association of America. Leigh is a champion of the archival image in all its forms, and draws together colleagues in the interrelated fields of conservation, information science, appraisal, and the arts to support the diverse needs of her clients.
Leigh's launch of Archival Image, LLC in 2019, builds on twenty years' experience as a museum professional, freelancer, and founding partner of Armstrong-Johnston, LLC. In these capacities, she has served an amazing array of clients, including the following: