In May of 2012, the Huntington Library received a $500,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to expand the library’s preservation program to include on-site treatment of paintings and objects from the institution's art collections. The Huntington has a long history of conservation, beginning with the establishment of a book bindery in the 1920s and leading to new book and paper labs in 2004. Its current preservation priority is to create an institutional programmatic approach to conservation, with paintings staff and new paintings and objects labs added to the existing department. This initiative will be described in the context of the Huntington's overall growth of the past 15 years.
Holly Moore is the Lloyd E. Cotsen Head of Conservation at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. She received her Masters of Library and Information Science with an Advanced Certificate in the Preservation and Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. She has worked for the Huntington Library for 15 years as a conservator for rare books and bound manuscripts. Promoted to Department Head in 2009, she is responsible for the development and management of the conservation labs and contributes to various preservation activities.
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