Paper Conservator

Louise Baptiste offers 30+ years of expert paper conservation, serving museums and collectors, with a focus on education and preservation.
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Paper Conservator

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About Paper Conservator

Louise Baptiste of Paper Conservator brings over three decades of specialised expertise to the realm of paper conservation. Currently anchoring her distinguished career at Harvard University's Harvard Map Collection since 1995, Baptiste has become synonymous with excellence in the preservation of valuable paper artifacts. Her vast experience spans several high-profile museums and private collections across the United States, underlining her reputation as a leading figure in the field.

Baptiste's contributions to paper conservation are not limited to her preservation efforts. She has shared her deep knowledge through lectures, notably addressing an MIT graduate course in the Department of Chemical Engineering on the intricate process of removing mold stains from works of art on paper. Her diverse experience includes conservator positions at the New England Historical Genealogical Society in Boston and the Denis Gouey Studio in New York City, alongside hosting numerous private conservation workshops.

Her comprehensive services extend from written examinations and proposals for insurance claims to display and storage consultations, digital documentation, condition surveys, and on-site consultations. Baptiste also offers archival storage solutions, curates exhibitions on rare materials, installs exhibits, and provides detailed written treatment reports, ensuring her clients receive fully insured, state-of-the-art conservation care. Her feature in Design New England magazine further attests to her influence and authority in paper conservation, making her services invaluable to those seeking to preserve their cherished paper-based treasures.

Paper Conservator

Boston, Massachusetts

+1 617-459-2461
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