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Melina Avery

University of Chicago Library
Conservator
Chicago, IL
I am a conservator at the University of Chicago Library, where I focus on conservation treatment of rare materials such as Special Collections books, maps and documents. I have a BA in art history and studio art from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters of Art Conservation from Queen's University. My pre-program experience included internships at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University and at Ezio Buzzegoli's conservation studio in Florence, Italy. While a student at Queen's, I completed internships at the National Gallery of Canada and at the National Archives and Records Administration. After graduating from Queen's with my MAC, I completed internships at the Sheridan Libraries and Museums of Johns Hopkins University, and at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Before my current position at the U of C, I completed a two-year postgraduate fellowship in special collections conservation at the Northwestern University Library. During this fellowship, I researched 19th and 20th century music manuscript reproductions known as "ozalids." This type and era of photoreproduction is still my primary research interest.
Tuesday, May 29
 

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Wednesday, May 30
 

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Thursday, May 31
 

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Friday, June 1
 

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Break in the Exhibit Hall Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) 06. (Book and Paper) Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Treatment of a board game with iron corrosion Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session) 09. (Book and Paper) An Experimental Gel-Based Treatment of Iron Gall Ink Corrosion Halos: Sodium Metabisulfite and Diethylene Triamine Pentaacetic Acid Solution in Agarose Gel Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Kelly M Conlin • Rosaleen Hill • Alison Murray 10. (Book and Paper) (Un)Finished Thoughts: Approaches to Conserving Transitory States in the Working Documents of Gwendolyn Brooks Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Quinn Morgan Ferris 20. (Book and Paper) An In Depth Treatment Study of Humidification and Flattening in Paper Conservation Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Kesha Talbert-[PA] 21. (Book and Paper) Mass Deacidification Carrier Fluid Selection to Protect Media Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)John W. Baty • La Verne Lopes • Kent John 24. (Book and Paper) Pineapple Paper - A New Material from Taiwan for Paper Conservation Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Ting-Fu Fan 38. (Book and Paper) You’re Printing What? Where? The material stability and safety of 3D printing thermoplastic polymers for fused filament fabrication. Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Fletcher B. Durant • Neelam Bharti 40. (Book and Paper) Extraction and Analysis of DNA from Renaissance-Style Prepared Paper Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Manija Kazmi • Thomas P. Sakmar • Karina C. Åberg • Thomas Huber • Rhonda K. Roby 41. (Book and Paper) Rising from the ashes : The conservation and treatment of paper support objects with large loss and burn Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Su-Yuan Cheng • Jen Jung Ku 44. (Book and Paper) Bold Will Hold: Investigating Artist Materials of Classic American Tattoo Flash Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Laura Moeller 50. (Book and Paper) Application of the Sewn Boards Binding for Field Books and Pocket Journals Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)R William Bennett III • Nora Lockshin-[PA]

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Saturday, June 2
 

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