I would like to begin by thanking my midwestern colleagues, particularly the members of the guild, for creating such a warm and accepting professional home. Being born and raised so close to the east coast that fog horns feel cozy, I would never have predicted that a landlocked existence would be acceptable, let alone so rewarding for so many decades.
It is my intention to retire sometime in the next 12-18 months. I hope to transition with a minimum of stress and in a way that will provide continued benefit to the practice of conservation in this part of the country. With a select few exceptions, it is my desire to transfer the full contents of my studio to a newly minted paper and/or photo conservator. Equipment, supplies, and library would be free but for the cost of shipping, however, the recipient would be expected to take it all.
I very much want to find someone with a desire to open a practice in the Midwest, and so I am beginning my search with you. Hopefully one of you knows someone nearing graduation, on a post-grad fellowship, etc who fits the bill. If you do know of someone who might be interested, please contact me or pass my information on.
Thanks so much,