Our Structure

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Book and Paper Group Officers


Committee Description

The Book and Paper Group (BPG) is the largest of the specialty groups within the American Institute for Conservation. Its more than 900 members represent a wide variety of backgrounds and specialties but share a common interest in the preservation and conservation of artifacts and collections of paper-based materials. Various informal "subspecialities" focus on areas of specific expertise such as fine art on paper, books, archives, and libraries.

Committee Leadership

Ms. Jodie Lee Utter
Ms. Jodie Lee Utter
(Chair)
Senior Conservator of Works on Paper
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth, TX
United States

Ms. Whitney Baker
Ms. Whitney Baker
(Chair Emeritus)
Head of Conservation
University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, KS
United States

Ms. Jennifer Hunt Johnson
Ms. Jennifer Hunt Johnson
(Program Chair)
Special Collections Conservator
University of Notre Dame Libraries
South Bend, IN
United States

Ms. Eliza Spaulding
Ms. Eliza Spaulding
(Assistant Program Chair)
Paper Conservator
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA
United States

Ms. Sarah Norris
Ms. Sarah Norris
(Secretary)
Conservator
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX
United States

Ms Emily Rainwater
Ms Emily Rainwater
(Education & Programs Committee Chair)
Conservator
State Archives of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
United States

Ms. Angela Andres
Ms. Angela Andres
(Library Collections Discussion Group Chair)
Assistant Conservator for Special Collections
University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, KS
United States

Mrs. Sofia I. Barron
Mrs. Sofia I. Barron
(Library Collections Discussion Group Chair)
Collections Conservator
Iowa State University Library
Ames, IA
United States

Ms. Gwenanne Edwards
Ms. Gwenanne Edwards
(Postprints Editor)
Paper Conservator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
United States

Mr. Justin P. Johnson
Mr. Justin P. Johnson
(Postprints Assistant Editor)
Senior Conservator
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA
United States

Ms. Rachel Freeman
Ms. Rachel Freeman
(Wiki Editor)
Assistant Paper Conservator
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
United States

Ms. Katherine Swift Kelly
Ms. Katherine Swift Kelly
(Wiki Editor)
Senior Book Conservator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
United States

Ms. Denise Stockman
Ms. Denise Stockman
(Wiki Editor)
Associate Conservator
New York Public Library
Kew Gardens, NY
United States

Ms. Erika Lindensmith
Ms. Erika Lindensmith
(Listserv Moderator)
Library Conservator
University of California, Berkeley Library
Berkeley, CA
United States

Ms. Rachel Freeman
Ms. Rachel Freeman
(Art on Paper Discussion Group Chair)
Assistant Paper Conservator
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
United States

Ms. Stephanie I. Gowler
Ms. Stephanie I. Gowler
(Archives Discussion Group Chair)
Paper Conservator
Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
United States

Ms. Cyntia Karnes
Ms. Cyntia Karnes
(Art on Paper Discussion Group Chair)
Paper Conservator
Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, ON
Canada

Ms Dawn Mankowski
Ms Dawn Mankowski
(Archives Discussion Group Chair)
Special Collections Conservator
NYU Libraries
New Haven, CT
United States

Ms. Harriet K. Stratis
Ms. Harriet K. Stratis
(Art on Paper Discussion Group Chair)
Stratis Fine Art Conservation LLC
Chicago, IL
United States

Mr. William Bumbarger
Mr. William Bumbarger
(E-editor)
Library Conservator
Haverford College
Pottstown, PA
United States