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Book Conservation Laboratory Staff

Imai_K Kiyoshi Imai, Associate Book Conservator
Kiyoshi Imai has been working in NEDCC's Book Conservation Laboratory since 1989. He specializes in the treatment of a variety of bound materials, including parchment and full leather bindings, and is an expert in leafcasting. His particular interests include Asian bookbinding structures and papermaking. Kiyoshi received a diploma in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School, and he is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).
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 NEDCC Staff Listening Party Reveal Song - Kiyoshi Imai

Little Maggie by The Stanley Brothers

 

AIC Professional Associate LogoJessica Henze, Associate Book Conservator
Jessica Henze first came to NEDCC as a summer intern in 2005. She also served as an intern in book conservation at the Carolina Rediviva Library at the University of Uppsala, Sweden in 2006. Since joining the staff of NEDCC in the fall of 2006, Jessica has served as the National Endowment for the Arts Conservation Intern and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Conservation Fellow.  Jessica earned a diploma in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and a member of the Guild of Book Workers.

 Note NEDCC Staff Listening Party Reveal Song - Jessica Henze

Morning Nightcap, by Lúnasa, from The Merry Sisters of Fate

 

 

Graham Patten

Graham Patten, Assistant Book Conservator

Graham Patten joined the NEDCC staff in 2016. Graham earned a Master of Arts, with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College. He served as Conservation Fellow at Northwestern University Library from 2014-2016, and completed several conservation internships at major institutions, including the Boston Athenaeum, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and a member of the Guild of Book Workers.

 Note NEDCC Staff Listening Party Reveal Song - Graham Patten

Medley of Throat Singing Styles accompanied by Doshpuluur (Tuvan banjo), by Kongar-Ool Ondar, from Deep in the Heart of Tuva: Cowboy Music from the Wild East 

 

Mary French

Mary French, Assistant Book Conservator

Professional AssociateMary French has worked in the field of book conservation since 2006. She earned an MA in Conservation Studies at West Dean College, West Sussex, England, and a BA in Medieval & Renaissance Studies and Psychology at Wellesley College. She previously held positions at the Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, England, the Harvard Business School’s Baker Library, and Wellesley College’s Clapp Library, as well as internships at the Boston Athenaeum and the Leather Conservation Centre in Northampton, UK.  Her specialties include contemporary and historic binding structures, leather, parchment, and unbound paper materials.  Mary is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

 Note NEDCC Staff Listening Party Reveal Song - Mary French

Kon' (Конь in Russian), by Lyube (ЛЮБЭ in Russian), from Zona Lyube


Jackie Scott

Jackie Scott, Senior Book Conservation Technician

Jackie Scott joined the NEDCC staff in 2015. She earned a diploma in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School, and a BA in English and Studio Art from St. Olaf College. Jackie has served as an intern at several institutions, including the Newberry Library in Chicago, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University.  She is a board member of the Guild of Bookworkers and was a Standards Scholarship Recipient in 2014.

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NEDCC Staff Listening Party Reveal Song - Jackie Scott

Mahler’s 5th symphony, mvmt. 4 (Adagietto), Performed by The London Philharmonic, 1959 recording