As we work through organizing old documentation records, we come across contact sheets and prints that show the old conservation studio and the people who worked there.  On Way Back Wednesdays, we will post a few.

According to the American Institute for Conservation’s membership compensation survey published in 2009, “Women…remain in the majority across all work settings. The male-to-female ratio is most pronounced in the library/archive setting — 89% of those respondents are women, and only 10% are men.”  So it is safe to say that a day without women would be a day without the conservation of cultural heritage.