Experience

 

2005-2009 Paper Conservator for Harvard University Libraries, Weissman Preservation Center

The Weissman Preservation Center is a centralized lab that serves over 80 Harvard libraries.  The conservation team treats rare items from the special collections and ensures the safety of collections that are part of Harvard’s active digitization program.

 

2001-2005 Assistant Conservator, Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale Center for British Art is the most comprehensive collection of British art in North America.  The works of art on paper collections include many classic British watercolors, as well as prints, drawings, books and photographs.  The Yale University Art Gallery has collections ranging from Renaissance master drawings to contemporary mixed media. Both institutions have active exhibition and loan programs.

 

2001 Contract Conservator, Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute is one of the major conservation research institutes in North America.  It offers treatment services to small institutions for objects with difficult conservation problems.  Conservators also teach workshops and work with scientists on conservation research.

 

Internships

National Gallery of Canada

Canadian Centre for Architecture

Thunder Bay Historical Museum

 

Education

2000    Master of Art Conservation, specializing in works of art on paper, Queen’s University

1998    Bachelor of Fine Arts, studio art, University of Lethbridge

 

Publications

 

The Effect of Simmering on the Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Paper (Restaurator, 26:1 2005, with Tse, Bégin, Sirois, Trojan-Bedynski)

Book Review: Conservation Mounting for Prints and Drawings by Joanna Kosek (Journal of the American Insititute for Conservation, fall 2005)

Emotional Loss: Resolving Damage in a Contemporary Collage (Image Re-Integration Meeting, University of Northumbria, September 2003, postprints)

Gaucher’s Hommage to Webern, No. 1: a multidimensional treatment (Book and Paper Group Annual 2002)

The Permanence of Artists’ Materials and Techniques (manual to accompany workshop, Canadian Conservation Institute, 2001)

Ten Thousand Fragments: treatment of an oversized map (Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation, Washington DC, 2000, with Gerson and McLean)

 

 

heather@careofpaper.com               610.543.2826

heather@careofpaper.com               610.543.2826