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Francisco Orlando Rodriguez

Museum of the Bible
Conservator
Oklahoma City, OK
Born in Bogotá, Colombia. Graduated from the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá as a Clinical Psychologist, also studied Communication Sciences and Journalism at the Tadeo Lozano University, Fine Arts and Sculpting at the National University of Colombia and Document’s Conservation and restoration at the Plastic’s Art school of Bogotá. The first job in the conservation field was for the Colombian National Museum in Bogotá in 1975 serving as the Director of the Restoration Department working not only with paper and books but also with pottery, gold, and paintings. After a short time at this position, an invitation was received by the Director of the Instituto Centrale di Patologia del Libro in Rome consulting for The Vatican Library, and also collaborated with the Instituto Superiore per la conservazione e il Restauro to help on the restoration efforts for many books and documents damaged during the 1966 flood (in Florence). From there at the request of The Columbus Memorial Library of the Organization of American States moved to Washington D.C. to be their Head Restorer and through my private practice served as a Consultant for other Institutions including: The U.S. Library of Congress, The White House Library, The Masons Museum and Library, Mr. Ronald Reagan’s personal Library, The Dunham Bible Museum, The Lanier Theological Library Foundation, The Living Word National Bible Museum, and now serving as the Conservator for the Museum of the Bible in Oklahoma city, OK.