Sharon Hildebrand

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Sharon joined the staff as the Lea Family Head of Conservation in September 2022. For fourteen years prior, she has served as Head Preparator for Works on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her previous positions include various book and paper conservation and preservation roles at the American Philosophical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, as well as an earlier stint at the Library Company. She studied bookbinding and printmaking at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her research interests include sewn-board bindings, historical endbands, and publisher cloth bindings. Sharon teaches bookbinding and book arts classes and workshops, and is a member of the Guild of Book Workers and the Philadelphia Center for the Book.