Art, Science, Invention: Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family
Free and open to the public.
Reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6:00 p.m.
Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Join us for the launch of the new book from the APS Press, Art, Science, Invention: Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family.
Renée Wolcott is Associate Conservator of Library and Archival Materials at the American Philosophical Society Library, where she curated Conservation and the Peale-Sellers Family Collection. A high school interest survey listed “book restorer” as the top match for her skills and interests. After disregarding this advice for many years—during which she worked as a journalist, editor, and public relations specialist—Wolcott changed careers and entered the conservation field. Prior to joining the APS, she worked as a book conservator at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia and served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware. She received an M.S. in Art Conservation from the Winterthur-University of Delaware Program in 2011, an M.A. in English from N.C. State University in 1999, and a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995.