Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Conservation

The University of Michigan Library and the Department of Preservation and Conservation are pleased to announce the Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Conservation.

The Baker Fellowship provides financial support for conservators at various levels in their careers to enable them to spend time in the University of Michigan Library’s Conservation Lab to increase their knowledge about the conservation of paper-based collections.

Projects that center on the conservation of related non-paper materials, such as papyrus or parchment/vellum, will also be considered. While most fellows will work with U-M Library conservators to increase their own knowledge and skills, a fellow may also join the lab primarily to pass on her/his expertise to the U-M conservators. Building and sharing knowledge are the primary goals of this fellowship.

The Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Conservation was established in April 2011 by a gift from Dr. Baker, Senior Conservator of Paper and Books at the University of Michigan Library, and Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. The 2012*2013 round of applications is the first to be offered, and future announcements calling for applications will occur annually in the autumn.

For more information about the Fellowship and how to apply, please go to

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2012, for projects to be completed between September 1, 2012, and August 31, 2013.

Shannon Zachary
Head, Preservation and Conservation
University of Michigan Library