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Melissa Tedone-[PA]

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Book & Library Conservator
Winterthur, DE
Melissa Tedone is Book & Library Conservator at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. She holds a PhD in Slavic literary history from Yale University, and an MSIS with a Certificate of Advanced Study in the Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from UT Austin. In addition to her work as a practicing conservator at Winterthur, she teaches the Library and Archives Conservation major in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC). She is passionate about conservation education and advocacy, libraries, sustainability, and inclusivity. Her current research interests include the industrialization of American book production in the nineteenth century; the relationship between digitization and the conservation of physical textual artifacts in philosophy and practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation education.