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Holly Krueger, paper conservation, art of paper, cartoons, Library of Congress, Brodsky Series




Archival Science | Art and Materials Conservation | Art Practice | Book and Paper | Library and Information Science


The Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation was pleased to present Holly Huston Krueger, Senior Paper Conservator at the Library of Congress, as its speaker on Friday, October 22nd at 4 p.m. With over thirty thousand original drawings for illustrations, cartoons and comic strips, the Library of Congress is one of the largest repositories in the world. The evening lecture will give an overview of the Swann, Cabinet of American Illustration, Art Wood, and Herb Block collections and the preservation issues particular to these materials. Krueger will discussed past and ongoing conservation actions as well as new directions in scientific preservation research on the Herblock cartoons.

Holly Huston Krueger is a graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Conservation in New York. She has worked at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the Amon Carter Museum, and Perry Huston and Associates in Ft. Worth, Texas. She currently works as Senior Paper Conservator at the Library of Congress, a position she's held since 1992. During her tenure, she has been Team Leader for large, multi-year projects aimed at preserving vast cartoon collections. She has recently completed a five year project to conserve and house the fourteen thousand original drawings of Herb Block that were donated to the Library upon his death in 2001.

See more on the Brodsky Series Page at: https://library.syr.edu/scrc/programs/brodsky.php

Krueger-FeaturingHerblock.pdf (8538 kB)
Lecture Slides