Selected Curriculum Vitae
Associate Conservator/ Lab Head for Books and Library Materials
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Affiliated Associate Professor for Library and Archives Conservation
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC)
HBCU Library Preservation Internship Program
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and HBCU Library Alliance
- Principal Investigator, Program Co-Coordinator, and Site Supervisor (2017-Present)
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
- Professional Associate (2014-Present)
- Associate (2005-2013)
AIC Sustainability Committee
- Chair (2015-2017)
- Co-Chair/Chair-Elect (2014-2015)
- Member (2011-2014)
AIC Archives Conservation Discussion Group
- Co-Chair (2010-2012)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, & WORKSHOPS
Poison Book Project: Analyzing Toxic Pigments in Victorian-Era Bookcloth. Lightning-round presentation at Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC (October 30, 2019).
Technical Connoisseurship of Historical Writing Inks & Writing Instruments. Invited guest instructor. Workshop at the National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (September 17, 2019).
Advanced Workshop in Leather Conservation. Invited guest instructor. Workshop at the National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (September 18-20, 2019).
Exploring a Multicultural Education Model to Enhance Conservation Education. The Institute of Conservation Triennial International Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (June 14, 2019).
Preservation of Print and Digital Photographs. Lecture for the Computer Club, Newark Senior Center, Newark, DE. (May 23, 2019).
Preservation of Family Photos and Documents. Genealogy Club. Newark Senior Center, Newark, DE. (February 27, 2019).
Increasing Representation and Inclusivity in Conservation Education: HBCU Library Preservation Internship Program. Invited speaker, HBCU Library Alliance Biannual Membership Meeting, Atlanta, GA (October 8, 2018).
Infusing Multiculturalism into Conservation Education: Developing Culturally Competent Practitioners. American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Annual Meeting. Houston, TX (May 30, 2018).
WVUD Rise and Science with hosts Eden Ford and Paige LeValley. Episode 98. Interview about cultural heritage conservation practice, science, and education. (Aired April 17, 2018, 8:30 am EDT).
Introduction to Paper Marbling Workshop. Guest instructor, Two-week Internship in Practical Conservation (TIPC) in partnership with the Alliance of HBCU Museums and Galleries. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (June 2017, June 2018, June 2019).
Paper Marbling: Production and Usage in Europe and the United States, 17th-20th C. Lecture.
Paper Marbling Historical Patterns. Hands-on Workshop.
Guest instructor in Historical Book Structures for Conservators Course (Instructor Jeffrey Peachey). Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (June 7, 2017).
Historical Paper Marbling Patterns and Techniques Workshop. University of Delaware, Newark, DE (November 2, 2016).
Multilingual Bookbinding and Conservation Dictionary Wiki, Contributor to Russian Category (August 2014 - Present).
Rare Book Conservation Today Part I: The Evolving Role of the Library Conservator in the Digital Library Landscape
Rare Book Conservation Today Part II: Co-existing Technologies
Invited Speaker. The Next Chapter: Rare Books in Modern Times, conference organized by CCAHA. Hosted by the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY (October 27-28, 2015). Hosted by The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL (October 19-20, 2016).
Parks Library Preservation Blog. Creator, administrator, editor, contributor. (February 2010 - April 2015). Posts authored by Melissa Tedone.
"Lessons in Communication from Depression-Era Correspondence." Midwest Regional Conservation Guild Fall Newsletter, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, 2014, pp.15-16.
How to Preserve Historic Scrapbooks and Make New Ones That Last. Invited speaker, ALA/ALCTS Preservation Week Webinar (May 1, 2014).
Soot, Mud, and Mold: Beyond the Basics of Salvaging Archives Collections. Pre-conference workshop presented with Hilary Seo and Whitney Baker, Midwest Archives Conference, Kansas City, KS (April 24, 2014).
Preservation for Genealogists, Invited Speaker, Story County Genealogical Society, Ames, IA (February 10, 2014).
"The Conscientious Conservator: Can White Paper Be 'Green'?" Melissa Tedone and Robin O’Hern. AIC News (September 2013). http://cool.conservation-us.org/cool/aicnews/home/sustainability-committee/
Historic Scrapbooks: Common Risks and Sensible Solutions. Presentation at the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) Save Our Stuff Annual Conference, Mason City, IA (June 7, 2013).
Talk of Iowa with host Charity Nebbe, Iowa Public Radio. Invited guest, "Saving Our Stuff" (June 3, 2013, 10am – 11am CST). Conversation about disaster preparedness and preserving historic scrapbooks. Podcast link: http://iowapublicradio.org/post/saving-our-stuff
Outreach Online: Shaping a Preservation Presence with Social Media. Presentation with Beth Doyle at the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (May 10, 2012).
Keep Calm and Carry On: Matrix Approach to Prioritizing Disaster Salvage. Presentation with Hilary Seo and Pete Sixbey for IMLS-funded Disasters Happen: Preparation and Response Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA (April 20, 2012). Available through the Iowa State University Digital Repository.
The Future of Institutional Conservation: Communication, Outreach, and Collaboration. Invited speaker for Preservation Week, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin (April 28, 2011).
"Archives Conservation Discussion Group 2011: Digitization and Its Effects on Conservation Treatment Decisions: How Has Widespread Digitization of Collections Changed Our Approach to Treatment?" Laura O’Brien Miller and Melissa Tedone, eds. The Book and Paper Group Annual (2011), pp.115-128.
"Digitizing Lantern Slides in the Warren H. Manning Collection." Bill Yungclas and Melissa Tedone. Microform and Digitization Review (June 2011), pp.68-70.
"A Comparative Investigation of Lined Linen as a Bookbinding Material." Poster for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA (May 2009).
Radical Restructuring: The Book at the Intersection of Avant-garde Architecture, Art, and Literature in Revolutionary Russia. Presentation at the College Book Art Association Biennial Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (January 9, 2009).
Gray Areas to Green Areas Symposium Proceedings. Editor. GAGA Symposium Nov. 1-2, 2007, Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record, University of Texas at Austin. Available online at: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/kilgarlin/gaga/proceedings.html (August 2008).
M.S.I.S./C.A.S. in Conservation of Library & Archival Materials (2009)
School of Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. in Slavic Languages & Literature (2006)
Yale University, New Haven, CT
B.A. with Departmental Honors in Russian Language & Literature (1995)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT