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Julia Merkel, Administrative Faculty, Preservation Officer

Department(s): Special Collections
Phone: (540) 568-7040
FAX: (540) 568-4151
Office: Carrier 205
Secondary Location: Carrier 203
MSC: 1704

Manage the libraries conservation program
Disaster Plan Collections Salvage Team Leader
Book repair & binding decisions
Preservation Internship Coordinator
Environmental Monitoring
Exhibit design & installation
Artists books, Special Collections

MFA Painting, James Madison University 1992
BFA Sculpture & Art History, cum laude, University of Notre Dame 1988
Collections Care & Maintenance Certification, University of Missouri 1998
Academy of Certified Archivists, 2006

General Info: Julia Merkel is a professional artist and amateur fiddler. Previous positions include Adjunct Professor, JMU; Instructor, VMI; and Curator of Collections, Madison Art Collection; and adjunct professor for the University of North Texas teaching "Preservation of Library Materials" for the MLIS Virginia Consortium. An article on her post-graduate life may be found here: and her paintings may be viewed at

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