September 2019: Penn Libraries hosted the NEH-IPI event series “Identification and Preservation of Inkjet Prints in Museums, Libraries, and Archives”. Images below from a “water disaster exercise” to compare creation process and media with water damage. More info about the events here:

Samples of the same image but different ink jet processes, inks, and supports after a mock “water disaster”

June 2019: “Textured Fills: Replicating Leather Surfaces With Acrylic Media And Reusable Silicone Rubber Molds” at the 11th Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Leather and Related Materials Working Group

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. My favorite part of teaching isn’t just the hands-on, it’s the broader perspective of understanding the choices available to us and knowing how to apply that knowledge in treatments. 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 —  See you in Indy!

March 2017: Follow @kislakcenter on Instagram for more great images of Penn’s extensive Sanskrit, Hindu, and Buddhist materials


January 2017: Updated tips for making textured repairs:

Click to access synthetictextures_tips.pdf

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. From left: Nancy Turner (Getty), Cathleen Baker (UMich, retired), Ellen Pearlstein (UCLA), and Doris Hamburg (NARA, retired).

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!

AIC Fellow Status

February 2016: oobleckian!

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic WorksThe Use and Creation of Pre-Coated Repair Materials

February 24 – 26, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Instructor: Sarah Reidell

More information:

Click here for more information on past workshops