Conservation Services welcomes paper conservator Aisha Wahab

October 7, 2019
Kristen St.John
Aisha Wahab conserving a scroll

Conservation Services welcomed Aisha Wahab on September 9, 2019 to serve as Stanford Libraries first full-time paper conservator. She will be working on collection materials including maps, broadsides, deeds, posters, and other items made of paper or parchment. She’s already begun consulting with Special Collections staff on housing flat paper materials in archival collections. She’ll be part of our “conservation office hour” visits.

Aisha comes to Stanford from the University of Michigan Library where she spent six years as their Paper Conservator following completion of a Fellowship in their lab. She has held internships at the Detroit Institute of Art, the Weissman Preservation Center of the Harvard University Libraries, the Bentley Historical Library, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She earned an MA and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Art Conservation from State University of New York College at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from UCLA.

Please join us in welcoming Aisha to Stanford Libraries!