The Field Book Project is thrilled to have an intern from the field of conservation working with us this fall: Andrea Hall. Throughout the next several months, Andrea will be conserving a variety of field books, including bound journals, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries and letters, with particular emphasis on field books in the Department of Birds and Mammals. To learn more about this talented individual, please see her bio below. Be sure to check back later this fall as we highlight some of her conservation projects.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Andrea Hall attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where she received a B.S. in Biology and had the opportunity to study art conservation abroad at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Andrea’s previous conservation experience includes working in the paper conservation lab at Bowling Green State University Library, repairing and preserving botanical specimens in the Botany Department of the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and treating wet tissue specimens at Cultural Preservation and Restoration, Inc. in Gaithersburg, MD. Most recently, Andrea completed an internship in the Preservation Department of the University of Virginia Libraries, where she conserved materials from their rare books collection. The Smithsonian Field Book Project will allow Andrea to continue to gain additional practical experience prior to applying to a formal Master’s program in Art Conservation.