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Conservation Staff

Dawn Walus

Chief Conservator

Dawn received a Master of Art/Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Graduate Program in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in studio arts from Rutgers University in 1995. Previously, she worked as a book conservator at the Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library and has held conservation internships and positions at The Preservation Society of Newport County in Newport, RI; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Academy of Medicine; Rieger Art Conservation (Works on Paper) in New York City; and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. She is a member of the Guild of Book Workers, The Society of Printers, a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, and is the Current Board Chair of the New England Conservation Association.

Graham Patten

Book Conservator

Graham is a 2014 graduate of the Buffalo State College master’s program in art conservation. He served for three years as an Assistant Book Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). He was the 2014–2016 Conservation Fellow at Northwestern University Library and was previously a conservation intern at the Harvard University Weissman Preservation Center. In his artistic pursuits, Graham often focuses on dynamic sculptural and mechanical elements, and enjoys merging these features with innovative book structures.

Tatiana Cole

Paper and Photograph Conservator

Tatiana is a conservator of works on paper and photographs, in addition to having a private practice in the Greater Boston area. Previously, she was Associate Conservator of Photographs at The Better Image in NYC, and Fellow in Photographs Conservation at the Amon Carter Museum in Forth Worth, TX. Tatiana holds a M.S. from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She has completed internships in Photograph Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paul Messier LLC, and Harvard University’s Weissman Preservation Center, where she also spent time working with the Audiovisual Preservation Program and the Harvard Film Archive. Tatiana's most recent studies have focused on Kodak Dye Transfer prints, contemporary platinum prints and printers, and theory and practice surrounding the reproducibility of prints.

Greta Llanes

2020 Driscoll Family Fellow

After migrating to the United States from Cuba in 2003, Greta graduated from the Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH) where she studied fine art and design. In 2014, she received a full tuition scholarship towards a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art where she focused on printmaking and worked as an assistant technician to their Print & Type Shop. She spent the following years working in New York as an artist assistant, art handler, mold-maker and fabricator for various artist studios. Conservation was first introduced to her during her time as a fine art foundry craftsman in the patina department at Polich Tallix. In 2017, Greta received the Workforce and Heskett scholarships to attend the bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School. She has held conservation internships at the Historic Architecture Conservation and Engineering (HACE) division of the National Park Service in Lowell, MA and at the Frances Loeb Library Conservation Lab, Harvard Graduate School of Design in conjunction with the Weissman Preservation Center.

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