Some of you may recall that a few days before I started this job, I posted the eulogy of Craigen Bowen, conservator and climber, because it was inspiring. Today, as I was looking through some of the library’s archives that were uncovered yesterday, I found a folder titled “Conservation”. In that folder were correspondence, treatment proposals and treatment reports regarding artwork in the AAC’s collection. “My” collection. And those documents were all signed by Craigen.
Now all I’ve got to do is find the artwork. More later – the demolition crew is here to begin work on the new rare books room. I want to swing a sledgehammer.