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Name: Gudrun Aurand
Location: Olympia, WA
Phone: (360) 464-7660
Specialties: Art on Paper,Books,Unbound Documents
Services: Conservation Education,Conservation Planning,Consultation-General,Documentation,Environmental Assessment,Examination,Preventive Conservation,Treatment
Materials: Leather/Skin
Willing to Travel: No

Biographical Information:

2007 moved to Olympia, WA and started to work in private practice exclusively. I offer book and paper restoration/conservation services to private individuals as well public institutions. I make custom bindings and custom enclosures. 1989 - Nov. 2005 Worked as Bookbinder/Conservator for Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC) at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. During this time, was awarded internships for professional development. 2005 Etherington Conservation Center in Greensboro, N.C. 2003 Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. 2001 ZfB Zentrum für Bucherhaltung (Center for Book Preservation)in Leipzig, Germany to learn about Paper Splitting Technology. 1986-1989 Bookbinding Partner with Jim Croft in Santa, ID Restored books mainly from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 1985/86 Internship with Jack Thompson in Portland, OR at Northwest Conservation Center. Restored 1st edition Isaac Newton: Optics, including wet-treating pages. Sewed with link-stitch (Coptic Style)a 52 volume limited edition by Joyce Grafe about illuminations. 1981-1985 Apprenticed with Jim Croft, Master Craftsman in the Art and Craft of Medieval Bookbinding In another lifetime I received and MLS Master of Library Science from the University of Cologne in Germany.

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