Conservation Technician and Assistant Operations Manager
Catherine joined ECS – Midwest in 2014, and has developed her skills in book and paper restoration while receiving training from various colleagues within ECS. Her responsibilities include all aspects of conservation, including binding restoration, works on paper and text block treatments, cloth and leather rebinds, and custom enclosures.
Catherine has great respect for the historical and emotional value characteristic of books and paper, and takes great pride in the work she completes. She strives to ensure that all treatments are ethical and reversible while meeting budget and time constraints. Catherine regularly seeks to expand her knowledge and skill set, and is always up for a challenge.
Catherine’s interest in book conservation began while taking a book arts course at Manchester University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in art and business in 2010. After graduation, she interned with ECS – Midwest before taking additional courses in chemistry and museum ethics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Catherine is a member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).