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Katharine Whitman

Photograph Conservator

Katharine Whitman has been a photograph conservator in Toronto since 2007, both in private practice and at the Art Gallery of Ontario.  She has cleaned, repaired, and conserved photographs from private collections, government agencies, museum collections and art galleries.  

Katharine is currently the photograph conservator for the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she is responsible for the care of their collection.  Prior to working at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Katharine was a two-year Mellon Fellow in the Advanced Residency Program (ARP) at the George Eastman Museum and the Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Her work there culminated in the paper, The History and Conservation of Glass Supported Photographs (2007).  

Katharine is also sought-after speaker and educator in the field.  She has lectured and taught workshops on the conservation of photographs on glass in North America, Europe, and Asia.  She is currently working on a book to be published by the Getty on the History, Preservation and Conservation of Photographs on Glass (working title).