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Renate Mesmer appointed Head of Conservation at Folger Shakespeare Library

From: Linda Hohneker <hohneke<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The following is posted on behalf of Stephen Enniss, Eric Weinmann
Librarian, Folger Shakespeare Library:

Renate Mesmer has been appointed Eric Weinmann Head of Conservation
in the Werner Gundersheimer Conservation Laboratory at the Folger
Shakespeare Library.

Ms. Mesmer is an experienced book and paper conservator with more
than twenty years experience in the field. She formally trained as a
master bookbinder in Germany and has pursued further conservation
training at renowned institutions throughout Europe and the U.S. She
has held previous positions conserving and restoring books and
manuscripts at the Munich State Archives; the University Library in
Mannheim; the Speyer State Archives in Germany, and at the Centro
del bel libro in Ascona, Switzerland.

In 2004 she joined the Folger as Assistant Head of Conservation. The
Library has benefitted from her comprehensive knowledge of
conservation practices, administrative skills, and leadership on
preservation initiatives. She is a frequent instructor on book
structure and paper conservation techniques at workshops in the
United States and abroad. As head of the Folger's conservation
program she also oversees the library's active conservation
internship program.  Among her professional affiliations are the
International Association of Book and Paper Conservators (IADA),
where she was recently elected president of the Board, and the Guild
of Book Workers, where she has served as president of the Potomac
chapter for several years.

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