Stephanie Watkins is a senior conservator of paper-based materials including fine art, archives, manuscripts, and photographic materials, and parchment/vellum. She joined the American Institute for Conservation in 1984, and became an AIC Fellow in 2000. She earned a terminal master's degree (MA) and a certificate of advanced study (CAS) in conservation from Buffalo State College, with an additional certificate in conservation from the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C. She owns two businesses, Watkins Conservation Services, LLC, and Right Brain Diversions for creative outlets. For conservation issues please contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie is a published conservation author including (yet not all): Chemical Watermarking of Paper (JAIC, 1990); Hand Papermaking in Central Burma (Union of Myanmar) and Northern Thailand (BPG-Annual, 1992); Origins and Development of Dry Mounting (BPG-Annual, 1993); Developing Statewide Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (JAIC, 2000); Practical Considerations for Humidifying and Flattening Paper (BPG-Annual, 2002); Exhibition Guidelines for Photographic Materials (PMCC, 2004); and Setting Up a Conservation Lab, Studio-Lab Weight Sources for conservation use (AIC Wiki and BPG-Annual, 2014).
She is a former Book and Paper Group (BPG) secretary-treasurer (1999-2001; 2011-2013), BPG Education Planning committee member (2001), Photographic Materials Group (PMG) treasurer (acting 2003), and PMG Photographic Materials Conservation Catalog (PMCC) (print) chapter compiler (1993-2004), PMG PMCC committee member (2002-2006), PMG PMCC committee chair (2007-2009), PMG PMCC Wiki (now known as PMG Wiki) committee chair, wiki creator, compiler, content writer, and editor (2009-2020), and PMG Publications committee member (2010-2020), among other things.