Name: Barbara Lemmen
Location: Philadelphia, PA 19103-5530
Phone: 610-543-7753
Designation: Fellow
Specialties: Art on Paper,Books,Unbound DocumentsPhotographs
Services: Treatment,Consultation-General,Collections Management,Conservation Planning,Emergency Recovery,Examination,Exhibit Consultation,Surveys-General,Surveys-Object Specific,Conservation Education
Materials: Photographic Materials
Willing to Travel: Yes

Biographical Information:

Barbara Lemmen is Senior Photograph Conservator. She earned her BA in Art History and Chemistry from Williams College, and an MS from the Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC). Since 2002, she has been affiliated assistant faculty at the University of Delaware, where she lectures and supervises in photograph conservation in the undergraduate and graduate WUDPAC programs. Barbara was the Consulting Photograph Conservator at the Library of Congress from 1992 until 1995, and an intern at the Image Permanence Institute and National Archives of Canada. Prior to joining the staff of CCAHA in 2001, Barbara maintained a private conservation practice in New Hampshire.While working at CCAHA, Barbara has provided conservation treatment and preservation consultation for photographic collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Winterthur Museum, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science, among others. She has worked with allied heritage professionals, conservators, and students, nationally and internationally, through educational programs and workshops. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and has served as Program Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Chair of the Education and Training Committee for the Photographic Materials Group. In June she presented “Separation Anxieties: Approaches to Freeing Photographs that are Stuck to Glazing or to Each Other” with Emma Lowe at the AIC/CAC-ACCR conference in Montreal. Barbara’ interests include conservation education, health and safety for conservators, and disaster recovery.

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