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Conservation Staff

Conservation WorkDawn Walus is the Chief Conservator at the Boston Athenæum. 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 received an 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. She is a member of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), the Guild of Book Workers, and the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators.

Conservation WorkEvan Knight is the Associate Conservator at the  Boston Athenaeum. Previously, he was the Project Conservator for Confederate Imprints, a two-year grant funded project to conserve and digitize the Athenaeum's Confederate collection, one of the largest in the world. Evan has conserved bound and unbound special collections materials at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, the Library of Congress as the 2010 Harper-Inglis Fellow, the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, and the Municipal Archives of New York City. He received a Bachelor of Science from Washington University in St Louis and a Master of Science in Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Archive Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin.