Dear members of the USMC community,
Please join me in welcoming Natasa Krsmanovic as the Kelly Library’s new manager of Conservation, beginning September 1, 2017. Please see below for her biography.
Natasa Krsmanovic earned her Master’s in Art Conservation degree from Queen’s University, where she specialized in works of art on paper and archival material. After graduation, she continued developing her skills and knowledge through work with some of Canada’s largest rare book collections, including the Library of Parliament and Library and Archives Canada. Natasa is active within the conservation academic community in Canada and internationally, including memberships in the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Book and Paper Group, Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC-ACCR), and the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). With colleagues, she recently proposed the creation of an advocacy committee within CAC-ACCR, a group that she currently co-chairs. In addition to her passion for outreach, information sharing, and art conservation/preservation advocacy, Natasa is interested in artist materials and co-presented on the use of watercolour pencils in fine art on paper at the 2016 AIC-CAC Conference in Montreal. This paper has been published in the most recent issue of The Book and Paper Group Annual.