Yale University Library News

Before & After: Experiences from Newly Built & Renovated Conservation Laboratories

April 21, 2016

All are welcome to join us for the annual Yale University Library preservation lecture at 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 5 at the new Center for Preservation and Conservation at 344 Winchester Ave, New Haven, CT. The lecture is sponsored by a gift from Jack O’Neill ’47 and Betsy O’Neill.

A panel of four conservators will discuss "Before and After: Experiences from Newly Built and Renovated Conservation Laboratories". The discussion will focus on issues that are taken into consideration when designing a conservation laboratory. In addition to the materials that are to be treated in the lab, how do geographic locations and external adjacencies affect the work? And how does the space help or hinder outreach and working relationships with colleagues across the library? Answers to these and other related issues will be of interest to collection managers and curators, and the occasion will also provide the opportunity to network with conservators from other institutions.

The panel includes:

  • Beth Doyle, Head of Conservation Services Department, Leona B. Carpenter Senior Conservator at Duke University Libraries.
  • Eliza Gilligan, Book Conservator for University Library Collections at the University of Virginia Library.
  • Jennifer Hain Teper, Bud Velde Preservation Librarian and Head of Preservation at the University of Illinois Libraries.
  • Christine McCarthy, Chief Conservator, Conservation & Exhibition Services in the Preservation Department at Yale University Library.

There will be an open house in the preservation facility prior to the lecture, from 1:30-3:30pm. A reception immediately following the lecture will be held in the lounge at 344 Winchester Avenue, New Haven. All are welcome.