Consuela (Chela) Metzger
Affiliated Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Chela Metzger has been devoted to libraries and books since she began
volunteering for her school library in fourth grade. She has a Master's
in Library Science from Simmons College and a Diploma in Hand
Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School. She completed an
advanced rare book conservation internship at Library of Congress in
1994, and has worked as a conservator at The Huntington Library in San
Marino California, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and now the
UCLA Library as head of their conservation center.
teaching book conservation while at The Huntington Library, and
continued through nine years at the University of Texas Program in
Preservation and Conservation Studies, and four years at
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She was
awarded a three month teaching Fulbright to teach in Argentina in 2000
and continues teaching and consulting in Latin America. She also enjoys
teaching workshops on a variety of conservation and book history topics.
is an occasional exhibiting book artist, a full time library booster,
and a committed bicycle commuter. She wishes she could tour America and
other countries by bike more often!
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