✦ Rachael Cristine Consulting is now Relicura! ✦

We empower archives, museums & cultural organizations to meet their mission

and share the stories at the heart of their collections




A women-led team of expert consultants specializing in collections management, grant acquisition strategy, and historical research


You’re here because you’ve been entrusted to steward a story. You have a passion and a vision, but you’re daunted by mapping out the best way to reach your goals. Your organization may be encumbered by funding, staffing, and resource scarcity. Perhaps your collection is drowning in backlog, and without digitization, it’s on the brink of disappearing. And you’re likely overwhelmed by vetting viable outreach and grant options and pursuing them with confidence. 


You’re committed to getting it right, but you need guidance…yesterday



"She was a knowledgeable intermediary between PNRA and the (freeware) archival software provider and became practiced enough in the software to identify a bug that was subsequently scheduled for correction. By the conclusion of her initial contract she had overseen the development of the cataloging process, reviewed the newly developed process documentation and supported preparation of our grant agency completion report."

Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive

"Rachael is simply the consultant I will continue to engage to further my archival project. She was able in one week to bring order to chaos. Her guidance in leading my team of volunteers to further preserve and protect 130 years of regional history located in the basement of the library. I enjoyed working with her and she was responsive to my questions providing solutions vs. answers. If you require an experienced Archivist she is someone I highly recommend and worth consideration."

Astoria Public Library

"Our work together during this program provided clarity on our priorities and the steps needed to reach our goals. With that foundation and a selection of identified priority projects, Rachael next taught us how to articulate project ideas in grant application terms and break them down into achievable timelines. The resources and lessons she provided are replicable, and we will definitely use them in our future grant work. With grant projects in place, Rachael additionally provided an analysis on grant and foundation opportunities that matched Arc/k’s projects and delivered sample templates for each of our project ideas. "

Arc/k Project



People come to us when they want more than formulaic answers — they need tailored solutions that will serve them now and in the long term. As big-picture strategists, we don’t swoop in for quick, one-off fixes.


We create achievable, replicable, and sustainable systems, so your organization can find immediate relief and thrive in perpetuity.


Whether you’re an emerging collection or an established museum, the complexities of archives and collection management are innumerable, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. We’ll draw on tried-and-true strategies, but we’re equally excited about vetted, modern opportunities so our clients have options.

From grassroots efforts of local churches to navigating the intricacies of large organizations, we know how to find the right resources, deploy the best plan of action, and coordinate the outreach you need to meet your mission.


Collection Planning and Management

Launching or reviving collection programs is no easy feat. I've worked with dozens of organizations, from small to federal-level, and I can scope your collection plan appropriately; including pragmatic steps to manage your collection with ease.


Digital Collections Management

Digital collections are a powerful tool when you have the right CMS platform in place. Whether you need help with cutting-edge digital technology, choosing a new CMS, or creating a collaborative portal- I've successfully done it all.


Grant Writing and Teaching

From small local grants, to private foundations, to large federal grants - I've applied to them all and won. Working with me is an investment in your organization so that you can get the money and resources you need to get the job done.


Historical Research and Genealogy

We're creating history every day. As a trained historian, I work with organizations to research their history and help them identify and preserve their legacy. For individuals, I help find forgotten family lineages and long-lost relatives.


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