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Debora Mayer

Harvard Library, Weissman Preservation Center
Helen H. Glaser Conservator
Cambridge, MA
Debora D. Mayer is the Helen H. Glaser Senior Paper Conservator at the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University. Debora is responsible for the conservation of rare and unique materials, largely unbound, held in special collections throughout Harvard libraries. She has over 30 years professional experience in conservation. Previously she was the principal of an independent paper conservation studio, worked at the Winterthur Museum and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation and has served in the Book and Paper Group, the Photographic Materials Group, and the Education and Training Committee. Debora holds an MS in Conservation from Winterthur /University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Debora is an expert in the analysis of materials used in paper making and teaches courses in fiber microscopy.