June 2018: I’ve been busy these last few months working with the amazing and supportive Penn Libraries administration to build the conservation program and create three new permanent positions — keep an eye out for who joins us later this summer as Conservation Librarian and Senior Conservation Technicians!
September 2017: Another fantastic precoated adhesives workshop, thanks to the second FAIC cohort and the Indiana Historical Society for making it such a success!
May 2017: Thanks WUDPAC!
Check it out! My upcoming Sept 2017 FAIC course at the Indiana Historical Society “The Use and Creation of Pre-Coated Repairs” is open for registration — http://www.conservation-us.org/courses/professional-development-courses/current-courses/the-use-creation-of-pre-coated-repairs
See you in Indy!
March 2017: Follow @kislakcenter on Instagram for more great images of our special collections (and check out @Indic_Mss on Twitter for more information on our extensive Sanskrit, Hindu, and Buddhist materials)
For #manuscriptmonday Benjamin Fleming, our Cataloger of Indic Manuscripts, holds UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, item 2897, a copy of the Harivaṃśa, a Hindu text being digitized as part of the NEH Indic project. The catalog record can be found here: http://ow.ly/LPs530a4WCx We’ve included additional pictures showing the fragments of woven decorative endbands on the spine and the black and red manuscript text in Śāradā script of the Harivaṃśa. #harivamsa #indic #hindu #endbands #manuscript #cataloger #specialcollections #nehgov #librariesofinstagram #KislakCenter #pennlibraries
— The Penn Libraries Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts (@kislakcenter) March 2017
January 2017: Updated tips for making textured repairs:
#todayinthelab @upennlib #KislakCenter we made a flexible silicone mold of a surrogate leather with a nice calf grain that can replicate the original surface of many collection items, then book technician Valeria Kremser spread the mixture of pigmented acrylic media on the mold and added a thin backing support of handmade mulberry-fibered paper. Tomorrow we’ll pull the textured paper from the mold and check our results! https://instagram.com/p/BPn8Gc6hJ44/
— Sarah Reidell (@sarahreidell) January 23, 2017
— Sarah Reidell (@sarahreidell) September 15, 2016
August 2016: I have news! 😊 Full job announcement and profile in the University of Pennsylvania Almanac. August 30, 2016, Volume 63, No. 03
August 2016: #todayinthelab Colleagues from the @UCLAGettyCons NARA @archivespres Mellon Advisory Group exploring the future of library conservation education visited our new Steven Miller Conservation Lab @upennlib Kislak Center for Special Collections
June 2016: It’s official! I’ll be starting at UPenn Libraries as the first Margy Meyerson Head of Conservation in mid-July. Exciting things ahead!
May 2016: I’m a Fellow!
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works: The Use and Creation of Pre-Coated Repair Materials
February 24 – 26, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Instructor: Sarah Reidell
Click here for more information on past workshops