Mindell Dubansky

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Industry Arts
Occupation Book Conservator
Introduction Mindell Dubansky is head of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation, Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She writes on the book arts, particularly in the areas of 19th century publisher’s bindings, hand papermaking and bookbinding. Having had the fortune to be helplessly and irreversibly drawn to a life among books, Ms. Dubansky has utilized her knowledge and love of the physical book to gather and describe an extensive group of international book-shaped objects from the Medieval Era to today. As a group, these objects illustrate the abiding human need to reflect values and emotions through creating and associating with books. Currently, she is writing a survey of book-shaped objects and is planning a small exhibition at Vassar College Art Library in 2015 and a member's exhibition at the Grolier Club upon completion of her book. If you are interested in 19th century decorated bookbindings, or women's, book or design history, please have a look at my blog on Alice C. Morse (http://alicemorse.blogspot.com).