Conservation welcomes Kimberly Kwan

July 12, 2021
Kristen St.John
New Conservation staff member Kimberly Kwan

Conservation Services staff are delighted to welcome Kimberly Kwan to our lab in Stanford Redwood City. Kimberly joins us as a Book Conservator starting on July 12, 2021. 

Kimberly comes to Stanford Libraries having gained experience in a wide array of conservation labs, most recently serving in fellowships at Northwestern University Libraries and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. During these fellowships she did complex single-item conservation treatments as well as managed large projects such as directing the stabilization and rehousing of over 700 prints from the Siege and Commune of Paris at Northwestern. She also developed safe handling training for all Ransom Center staff.

She has a Masters in Conservation, concentrating in Book and Archival Materials at Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK. While she was in England she completed several work placements and internships including at the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; and the University College, London. She has also done internships in labs in Canada and Hong Kong.

In addition to her work in Conservation, Kimberly is a book artist and has taught at the Austin Book Arts Center. She enjoys sewing, spinning yarn, and going for long walks and bike rides.

We’re looking forward to her joining our current book conservators Elizabeth Ryan and Aude Gabory in caring for rare and locked stacks bound material throughout the Stanford Libraries.