UML welcomes Clara Huisman

UML welcomes Clara Huisman

Clara Huisman, UML’s Mellon Conservation Fellow.
By Library News

Clara Huisman, UML’s Mellon Conservation Fellow.

UML welcomes Clara Huisman

By Library News
Huisman will serve as Mellon Conservation Fellow for Preservation Strategies.

University of Miami Libraries (UML) recently welcomed Clara Huisman as the second Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow for Preservation Strategies. In this role, she provides conservation services for the paper-based collections held by UML and the Lowe Art Museum. She is responsible for conducting condition surveys, implementing conservation treatment and housing solutions, and carrying out examination and analysis of distinctive collections materials and works of art on paper. In collaboration with conservation staff, curators, and digital program team members, she helps prepare collection items for digitization, exhibition, and loans.

Clara recently completed her M.A. and C.A.S. in art conservation at SUNY Buffalo State as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Library and Archives Conservation. She holds a B.A. in humanities with minors in fine arts and art history from Florida International University. While pursuing her master’s degree, she held internships at the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard Libraries and at the Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive, and was granted a Cathy A. Baker Fellowship at the University of Michigan Library.

Clara is from Miami, and prior to her graduate studies, she trained as a conservation intern at the University of Miami Libraries and as a technician for Viviana Dominguez at Art Conservator’s Lab, LLC. She is a member of the American Institute for Conservation and the Guild of Book Workers.

Clara Huisman can be reached at chuisman@miami.edu.