Senior Rare Book Conservator

Brenda ParsonsBrenda has been with ECS since its founding in 1987. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and printmaking from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1982.

Brenda has years of extensive experience in rare book conservation and design binding. Having studied and worked with Mr. Etherington for more than 25 years, Brenda brings exceptional talent to the conservation center. She has attended advanced training programs and seminars taught by Stuart Brockman, Glenn Bartley, Martin Frost and Monique Lallier. She has also participated in international design binding competitions such as the Helen Warren DeGolyer Triennial Exhibition, The Guild of Book Workers, Expositions Périodiques – Librairie Auguste Blaizot, Paris, France and the Society of Bookbinders International Competition, London, UK where in 2005 she received the second place prize in the restoration category.

Brenda was the first graduate of the conservation program at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) and has since taught the class for cloth and leather binding repair at AAB.

Brenda was the first graduate of the conservation program at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) and has taught classes for cloth and leather binding repair at the academy.  She is a Professional Associate and a member of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).  And she is a member of The Guild of Book Workers, where she has previously served as the Standards Chair.”

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