DORIS A. HAMBURG

Doris A. Hamburg is Head, Preventive Conservation at the Library of Congress. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation of a range of Library-wide preventive conservation initiatives; condition stabilization, housing, and treatment of the Library's rare collections; and the monitoring and recommending of improvements for the environment for all of the Library's collections. She has led the effort to develop and undertake the preservation/security assessment program at the Library of Congress. Ms. Hamburg also serves as preservation manager for the new Library of Congress Fort Meade off-site facility, which will incorporate state-of-the-art preservation environment and collection storage. Prior to holding her current position, Ms. Hamburg served for many years as Head of Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress, for which she oversaw all conservation work on the Library's rare collections of art, manuscripts, maps, and other unbound materials on paper. Ms. Hamburg has served as consultant in preservation to institutions and individual collections throughout the world. Active in professional activities, she served as Director for Public Outreach, American Institute for Conservation, and several other posts. She holds an M.S. in Conservation and Certificates in Conservation and Museum Studies from Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program; an M.A. in art history from Columbia University; and an A.B. degree from Mount Holyoke College.

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