Communion Of Dreams


Fantastic news.
September 22, 2009, 9:48 am
Filed under: Art, Book Conservation, U of Iowa Ctr for the Book

Wow – the MacArthur fellows were announced this morning.

And one of them is an old friend and mentor: Tim Barrett.

I spent several semesters with Tim, studying papermaking, at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, as part of my training as a conservator. I can honestly say that without his help, I would never have become the book conservator I am today, because Tim did such a thorough job of teaching me about how paper behaves and how to use it intelligently.

Wow – I’m just gobsmacked!! I’ve never known a MacArthur fellow before!

Jim Downey


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