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Paper Conservation Susan Duhl
Susan Duhl

Tel: 610.563.8876

Susan Duhl provides preservation consultations and conservation treatment to institutions and private individuals throughout the United States and internationally. She completed her Master of Art degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from the State University College at Buffalo Art Conservation Program in 1987, and was named a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC) in 1990. Susan is a founding member of the Art Conservator Alliance, formed in 1991.

Susan is a Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT) member for the AIC. She was a volunteer first-responder to collections along the Mississippi Coast after Hurricane Katrina (Heritage Preservation HEART Program) and has since become a Specialist Consultant in archives management, working with FEMA on hurricane recovery.

Services include:
  • Assessments and recommendations for the care of art and archival collections
  • Disaster preparation, response and recovery
  • Strategic conservation project design, budgeting, and staffing
  • Storage Design
  • Treatment of art, library, and archival works on paper
  • Training programs and workshops

Susan undertakes conservation treatments on all types of works on paper, including prints, watercolors, drawings, wallpaper, documents, and 3-dimensional paper objects. This work commonly involves consultations and "collection surveys" to determine the art collections' conditions, requirements for conservation treatment and long-term care, priorities for addressing conservation needs, and conservation treatment. Recent clients in treatment of works on paper include: the National Archives and Records Administration; The Woodmere, Michener, and Delaware Art Museums; LaSalle, Lehigh, Ursinus/Berman, and Moravian University Art Museums; and numerous private collectors.

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Paper Restoration and Conservation

Recent clients include:
  • Museums, libraries, archives, and private collections
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • The New Orleans Notarial Archives and St. Bernard's Parish Court
  • The Library of Congress/Preservation Department
  • The State of New Jersey/Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support (PARIS)
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • General Sciences Library of South Viet Nam


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