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Lois Olcott Price

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Adjunct Senior Conservator
Winterthur, Delaware
Lois Olcott Price is the retired Director of Conservation for the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. She graduated from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Program (WUDPAC) where she majored in paper conservation and interned at the Library of Congress. She served as senior Conservator for Library and Archival Materials at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia before joining the staff at Winterthur in 1994 as Senior Conservator for Library Materials. Known for her research, consulting and advocacy on behalf of library and archives collections, she has lectured and published widely on issues related to library and archival conservation, served on advisory and grant review boards and taught many graduate conservation students. She is currently engaged in expanding and enhancing the book and library conservation major offered by WUDPAC. Since 1991, she has pursued a long standing research interest on the fabrication and preservation of architectural drawings. Her award winning book, Line, Shade and Shadow: The Fabrication and Preservation of Architectural Drawings, was published by Oak Knoll press in 2010.


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