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: https://www.library.upenn.edu/about/exhibits-events/inkjet-prints
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 — 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 Penn’s extensive Sanskrit, Hindu, and Buddhist materials
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
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!
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