I’m so excited to be speaking about “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 taking place in Paris in June, can’t wait to learn more about leather conservation from the objects/ethnographic and textile perspective!

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 —

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: 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:

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!

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

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