Come listen to Dawn Walus, the Boston Athenaeum's Chief Conservator, speak about Book Conservation and its importance. In addition, she will discuss the type of work that occurs within the Conservation Studio at the Boston Athenaeum and how her work supports the collection of the membership library.
Dawn Walus is the Chief Conservator at the Boston Athenæum. Previously, she worked as a book conservator at the Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library and has held conservation internships and positions at The Preservation Society of Newport County in Newport, RI; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Academy of Medicine; Rieger Art Conservation (Works on Paper) in New York City; and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. She received an Master of Art/Certificate of Advanced Study in art conservation from the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Graduate Program in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in studio arts from Rutgers University in 1995. She is a member of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), the Guild of Book Workers, and the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.