The Thaw Conservation Center at The Morgan Library & Museum, a world-class laboratory for the conservation of works on paper and parchment—drawings, prints, photographs, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, fine bindings, and literary, historical, and music manuscripts—as well as a place for conservation studies, opened in February 2002. Occupying the entire 5,600-square-foot fourth floor of the historic Morgan House, the Thaw Center more than doubles the size of the previous conservation facilities and affords broader investigation, treatment, and training opportunities. Designated areas accommodate wet and dry conservation treatments, book conservation, matting and framing, advanced seminars, graduate internships, postgraduate fellowships, and visiting scholars. The Center provides the safest environment for the care of objects as well as for the conservators who handle them.
The New York–based firm Samuel Anderson Architect designed the Thaw Conservation Center, in collaboration with Margaret Holben Ellis, Director of The Thaw Center from its inception through 2016.
Maria Fredericks, Sherman Fairchild Head of the Thaw Conservation Center
Reba Snyder, Paper Conservator
Frank Trujillo, Drue Heinz Book Conservator
Lindsey Tyne, Associate Paper Conservator
James Donchez, Preparator