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Pamela Spitzmueller
Washington, DC

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.

Pamela  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
(2000) Glass jar, book, sand
2003 Instructors' Exhibition
(2000) Watercolor, drawing, letterforms; watercolor and flax paper case; reversed stitched on cover
This day in history . . .
 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.
Skin Samples
Coin folder, photographs, pencil. 3 pages of hinged boards.
Book Arts in the USA
 an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America
Copper Desert
(1988) Ink and watercolor on charcoal paper. Handwritten text. Sewn to copper accordion structure with nylon monofilament line.
Celebrating 15 Years
 new works by Artist Members
Cooper Books
(1988) Thin sheet cooper, crumbled paper
Preserved Book Series 4
(1988) Bottle, paper, sand, wood
Travel Books
 the 1987 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Restless and Reckless-- A First Trip to New Orleans
(1987) Xerox on ledger paper, 2 leaves hinged to accordion tab conservation binding, paper covers with xerox and ink.
New Work
 the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition
An Homage to Frank O'Hara
(1986) Copper, graph paper, fishing line, ink
Book Rate
 Artist Members Invitational
Preserved Book Series # 2 Aridity
(1985) Bookbinding, sand, jar
Book Artchitecture
 an exhibition in which the structure of the book supports the metaphor of the content or is the content
End to End Band
(1982) Mixed media.
Stiff Spine/Soft Underbelly
(1984) Mixed media.
Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
 an exhibition at The New York Public Library
Hanging Book or The All-Purpose Weather Book
(1983) Paper, cedar boards, linen cord, thread.

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