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PAMELA SPITZMUELLER is Chief Conservator for Special Collections at Harvard University Libraries where she heads the Weissman Preservation Center Conservation Lab. She specializes in the history of book materials and book structures. She makes historical models based on historical book features as well as one-of-a-kind artists' books influenced by her research and
conservation work. Pam is also a co-director of the Paper and Book Intensive, an annual event focusing on high-level specialist instructor / participant interaction in traditional and innovative courses.
Spitzmueller's work was exhibited in
30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University.
Preserved Book Series, #38
2003 Instructors' Exhibition
Glass jar, book, sand
This day in history . . .
Watercolor, drawing, letterforms; watercolor and flax paper case; reversed stitched on cover
the 1995 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Offwhite Book, The
The Anthropomorphic Book
the 1994 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Homage…To Walt Whitman
Text by Walt Whitman. Museum board, various charcoal papers, acrylics, flax hinges.
Book Arts in the USA
Coin folder, photographs, pencil. 3 pages of hinged boards.
an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America
Celebrating 15 Years
Ink and watercolor on charcoal paper. Handwritten text. Sewn to copper accordion structure with nylon monofilament line.
new works by Artist Members
Thin sheet cooper, crumbled paper
Preserved Book Series 4
Bottle, paper, sand, wood
the 1987 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Restless and Reckless-- A First Trip to New Orleans
Xerox on ledger paper, 2 leaves hinged to accordion tab conservation binding, paper covers with xerox and ink.
the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition
An Homage to Frank O'Hara
Copper, graph paper, fishing line, ink
Artist Members Invitational
Preserved Book Series # 2 Aridity
Bookbinding, sand, jar
an exhibition in which the structure of the book supports the metaphor of the content or is the content
End to End Band
Stiff Spine/Soft Underbelly
Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
an exhibition at The New York Public Library
Hanging Book or The All-Purpose Weather Book
Paper, cedar boards, linen cord, thread.