Earlier this month the Preservation Lab welcomed a new conservator – Sofia Barron (Sonya)!
Sonya learned about conservation by chance. She went to art school and loved the hand work and working on small scale pieces. At a time when she was wondering what the future would hold for her as an artist when a friend discovered her love for art and chemistry and asked if she had ever considered conservation. Long story short this began her path to becoming a conservator.
She is excited about this new adventure in Iowa. One of her hopes as the conservator here is to learn & know as much as she can about the Special Collections & University Archives items and to help preserve them. To have a familiarity with the items and just be invested in them.
Even though she has only been here for a couple of weeks I know that she is going to fit right in with everyone here in our department – we look forward to what is to come. Welcome Sonya!