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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.