CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:

2009 Master of Art Conservation, (MAC)

Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario

2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography

Pratt Institute for Fine Arts, Brooklyn New York

EXPERIENCE:

Employment -

2017 Contract Paper Conservator

Intermuseum Conservation Association, Cleveland, Ohio

2017 Contract Paper Conservator

Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska

2012-2016 Staff Paper Conservator

University of Hawaii Hamilton Library Preservation Lab, Honolulu, Hawaii

2009- Present Owner and Operator

Irwin Paper Conservation

2011 Contract Book Conservator

The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

2011 Contract Paper Conservator

The Aleutiiq Museum, Kodiak, Alaska

2011 Contract Paper Conservator

The Baranov Museum, Kodiak, Alaska

2011 Contract Paper Conservator

The Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska

2010 – 2011 Contract Paper Conservator

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

2010 Contract Paper Conservator

Dorothy Page Museum, Wasilla, Alaska

2010 Contract Paper Conservator

Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center, Kenai, Alaska

2010 Contract Paper Conservator

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

2010 Contract Paper Conservator

Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska

2010 Contract Paper Conservator

Eagle Historical Society and Museum, Eagle, Alaska

2010 Contract Paper Conservator

Clausen Memorial Museum, Petersburg, Alaska

2010 Contract Paper Conservator

Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, Valdez, Alaska

2003 – 2006 Owner and Operator

The Otowi Photography Showroom and Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002 Studio Manager

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops©­, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Internships-

2009 – 2011 Book and Paper Conservation Internship

John’s Hopkins University Sheridan Library’s Preservation Department,

Baltimore, ML

2008 Photographic Conservation Intern

The Better Image© Photographic Conservation Practice

Milford, New Jersey

2006 – 2007 Book Conservation Intern

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Maxwell Anthropology Museum

The Clark Field Archive and Anthropology Library

2002 Recipient of Paul Strand Archive Internship

Aperture Foundation©, Millerton, New York

1999 – 2001 Studio Photographic Intern

American Museum of Natural History, Photography Department,

Manhattan, New York

PUBLICATIONS:

Seth Irwin, 2016, A Clear Suction, An Easy and Cost Effective Method for Making a Transparent Suction Platen, American Institute for Conservation, Book and Paper Specialty Group 2016 Annual

Seth Irwin, 2016, The Adaption of the Video Slider into a 'Microscope Bridge' as a Practical Alternative for Using a Stereomicroscope to Examine and Treat Oversize Paper Artifacts, American Institute for Conservation, Book and Paper Specialty Group 2016 Annual

Seth Irwin, 2012, Paper Conservation in the Far North: A Project Summary from Alaska, E-Conservation Magazine, Issue 25

Seth Irwin, 2011, A Comparison of the Use of Sodium Metabisulfite and Sodium Dithionite for Removing Rust Stains from Paper, American Institute for Conservation, Book and Paper Specialty Group 2011 Annual

Seth Irwin, Randy Silverman, 2009, Fire and Ice Revisited: A Comparison of Two Soot Removal Techniques for Books, International Preservation News, Number 49 International Federation of Library Associations 2010 Publication Co Authored with Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian Marriot Library University of Utah

PUBLIC LECTURES:

2015 Western Association of Art Conservators 2017 Annual Conference

University of Utah Marriott Library

Salt Lake City, Utah

'Looking Good at 150: The Treatment of the Alaska Treaty of Cession Documents for the Alaska Sesquicentennial'

2017 American Institute for Conservation 2017 Annual Meeting

Chicago, Illinois

Conservators in Private Practice Specialty Group

'A Close Look! An Introduction and Overview to Buying a Stereomicroscope for Conservators'

2016 American Institute for Conservation 2016 Annual Conference

Montreal, Canada

Book and Paper Specialty Group

'The Adaption of the Video Slider into a ‘Microscope Bridge’ as a Practical Alternative for

Using a Stereomicroscope to Examine and Treat Oversize Paper Artifacts'

2016 American Institute for Conservation 2016 Annual Conference

Montreal, Canada

Book and Paper Specialty Group

'A Clear Suction. An Easy and Cost Effective Method for Making a Transparent Suction Platen'

2015 Western Association of Art Conservators 2015 Annual Conference

Pacific Grove, California

'A Close Look: An Introduction and Overview to Buying a Stereomicroscope for Conservators'

2011 Western Association of Art Conservators 2011 Annual Conference

Austin, Texas

“A Comparison of the Use of Sodium Metabisulfite and Sodium Dithionite for Removing

Rust Stains from Paper”

2011 Western Association of Art Conservators 2011 Annual Conference

Austin, Texas

'Alaska, An Unexplored Paper History. The Examination, Training, and Treatment

of the Paper Collections of Twelve of Alaska's Historical Institutions.'

2011 American Institute for Conservation 2011 Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA

Book and Paper Specialty Group

“A Comparison of the Use of Sodium Metabisulfite and Sodium Dithionite for Removing

Rust Stains from Paper”

2011 The Pratt Museum

Homer, Alaska

"The Structure, Identification, and Degradation of Photographic Print Materials”

2011 The Pratt Museum

Homer, Alaska

“Basic Handling of Paper Artifacts”

2010 Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center

Anchorage, Alaska

“Basic Handling of Paper Artifacts”

2010 2010 Museum's Alaska Conference

Fairbanks, Alaska

“Paper Conservation in Alaska”

2009 2009 Western Association of Art Conservators Annual Conference

Juneau, Alaska

“A Comparison of Two Soot Removal Techniques”

2009 American Institute for Conservation Annual Conference

Los Angeles, CA

Book and Paper Group; Library Conservation Care Collections Discussion Group

“A Comparison of Two Soot Removal Techniques”

2009 The Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation

Buffalo, NY

“A Comparison of Two Soot Removal Techniques”

2009 Canadian Conservation Institute

Ottawa, Canada

“A Comparison of Two Soot Removal Techniques”

2009 The Alternative Process Symposium for Photo-Arts

Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“The Structure, Identification, and Degradation of Photographic Print Materials”

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2011 The Pratt Museum, Homer, Alaska

Community workshop in making paper portfolio cases and dry cleaning of paper artifacts

2010 Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage Alaska

Community workshop in picture framing techniques

2010 Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage Alaska

Museum’s Alaska Association sponsored workshop in methods of tear repair and surface

cleaning

2010 Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Public workshop in methods of flattening paper and methods of safely removing tape from

paper

2010 Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska (2010 Museum's Alaska Conference)

Museum’s Alaska Association conference workshop in methods of repairing tears and

conducting surface cleaning of paper.

2010 Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center, Kenai, Alaska

Public workshop in basic handling of paper, tear repair, surface cleaning, and the construction

of clamshell boxes