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Research Interests

Susan’s research interests focus on the creation, preservation and conservation treatment of books, papers, and non-traditional library materials.  The materials and techniques used to create objects of cultural heritage as well as methods and ethics of conservation treatment are always of interest.  Current projects reflect the collections of Northwestern University Library - particularly their special collections – and include 20th c. contemporary art, Arabic manuscripts, and stain reduction among other subjects.  Susan has been active for decades in educating others in preservation and conservation.

Susan is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation, a peer-reviewed membership category.

Research interests

  • Bookbinding
  • Book history
  • Conservation (art, cultural heritage)
  • Conservation education
  • Conservation treatment
  • Cultural heritage
  • Manuscripts
  • Media – inks
  • Media - pigments
  • Paper
  • Paper history
  • Preservation


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