The University of Texas at Austin, School of Information: Candidate for MS in Information Studies with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation of Library and Archival Materials.
Howard University, Washington D.C.: BS in Biology and Chemistry (2003)
Teaching Assistant for Book Conservation Lab, Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin: Assisted lecturer Chela Metzger in preparing materials and lab for class sessions. Demonstrated book repair techniques and procedures. Assisted students with class assignments and projects. Nominated for a 2007 Texas-Exes Teaching Award (TETA).
Student Conservation Technician, Preservation Department, University of Texas Libraries: Performed repairs on circulating collection of the University of Texas Libraries including rebacks, recases and paper mends. Created archival quality custom enclosures of fragile books.
Conservation Volunteer, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin: Surveyed and performed treatments on 19th century photographic albums. Created archival quality housing for books and albums.
Creating protective enclosures for items from the Rosenwald Collection.
Conservation of items from the Rare Books & Special Collections and the African & Middle Eastern Divisions.
Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
MA in the Conservation of Fine Art, Works of Art on Paper, received 2007
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
MA in Printmaking (2003)
University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
BA in Fine Art, (2000)
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
BA in Fine Art, (1997)
Wallington Hall and Washington House, The National Trust, Northumberland,
Preventive conservation work, Re-housing of collections, Wallpaper survey and general survey and documentation of collections (2006)
Museum of London, UK
Conservation treatment of colored intaglio prints from the museum’s collection (2006)
Maritime Museum, UK
Conservation of works of art from the museum’s collections including color lithograths (2006)
The New Orleans Conservation Guild, Inc.
Conservation treatment of works of art on paper damaged in Hurricane Katrina (2006)
Examination and conservation treatment from the Library of Congress rare
and special collections including:
Conservation treatment and rehousing of color silkscreen prints by Shokler from the Goldstein collection in the Prints and Photographs Division.
Conservation treatment and rehousing of Japanese woodblock prints by Shinsui from the Prints and Photographs Division.
Conservation treatment of Vicente Pintado manuscript maps from the Manuscript Division
Conservation treatment and re-housing of selections from the Japanese printed book collections of the Asian Division.
Conservation treatment of an oversized Italian poster from the Prints and Photographs Division. Treatment will include washing, lining and inpainting.
Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, Graduate School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property. Ph.D. currently in process.
BA in Fine Arts from the Nihon University of Art, Tokyo, Japan. (2002)
Six-month internship at the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. Conservation treatments and housings. (2006)
Tokyo National Museum, member of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music research team. Research project on the problem of “foxing” in Western works on art on paper. (2005)
Takahashi Jihodo Studio, Japan. Training in mounting and conservation of Japanese works on paper. (2004)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Technical examination of works of art on paper. (2003-4)
Examination and conservation treatment from the Library of Congress rare and special collections including:
University of Texas at Austin: a candidate for Master of Science in Information Studies, Specialization in Conservation of Library and Archive Materials.
Syracuse University: MS in Environmental Engineering Science
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: BS in Paper Science and Engineering
Smithsonian Institution Cultural Resources Center Internship: Condition survey and re-housing of Native American works of art on paper.
Teaching Assistant for Conservation Science, Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record, University of Texas at Austin.
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Internship: Surface cleaned, humidified, and flattened theater costume design illustrations from the B.J. Simmons Collection.
George Eastman House Internship: Conducted ambrotype construction assessment, edge consolidation of an Ansel Adams gelatin print, cleaned surface of a Margaret Bourke-White gelatin print mount board, cleaned surfaces of photographs, and repaired broken lantern slide.
State University of New York at Buffalo, Book Preservation Department Student Assistant: Repaired books from circulating collection, repaired torn maps, encapsulated maps, constructed preservation enclosures, and taught other students these procedures.
Scientific research on removal of mold from cellulose acetate audiotape
in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas
Conservation of books from the Rare Books, Law, African and Middle Eastern, Geography and Maps, Asian, and Music Divisions. Treatments consisted of: board reattachments, re-backs, surface cleaning and washing, re-sizing, re-sewing, protective housings.
Paper conservation of manuscripts, political cartoon, and architectural drawings from the Manuscripts, Prints and Photographs, and Architecture Divisions. Treatments consisted of: surface cleaning and washing, humidification, flattening, mending and filling of losses.
Completed work on research begun at the University of Texas at Austin
on the removal of mold from cellulose acetate audiotape.