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Albert M. Greenfield Conservation & Research Center


Albert M. Greenfield Conservation & Research Center

The Albert M. Greenfield Conservation & Research Center provides reference services for visiting researchers and staff and serves as a collection care facility for the Institute's library and archival collections. Preventive care includes placing materials in protective enclosures, such as custom-built boxes, phase boxes, Mylar wrappers, and encapsulation. Preservation treatments include surface cleaning; flattening papers; repairing paper tears; reattaching spines, boards and loose leaves; and resewing text blocks.

Recovering the spine using tinted Japanese tissue

and wheat starch paste performed by the

Institute's Conservation Technician.

Surface cleaning maps as part of the Institute's

map preservation project funded by the

National Endowment for the Humanities.

Conservation Technician Rebecca Gilbert

constructs a custom clamshell box to house

the Institute's bound collection of Muybridge prints.

Conservation intern Linnea Vegh displays

her work. Internships in the conservation center

are available through The University of the Arts Book Arts and Printmaking program.