HOST + HOSTING INSTITUTION

The Friends of Dard Hunter are pleased to partner with the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking for the 2017 Annual Meeting, CHASING PAPER.

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology.  In addition to more than 2,000 books, the museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts.  The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, increase and disseminate knowledge about papermaking – past, present and future. 

The Museum features the Dard Hunter Collection of artifacts and books on paper and hand papermaking.

Located in the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech, the museum’s exhibits feature Hunter’s historic collection, tools from the early industrialization of papermaking, environmental issues related to papermaking, and changing gallery spaces.

Conference-goers will have the unique opportunity to receive a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s collection, which even most VIPs don’t get!

OUR HOSTS

Our hosts (left to right): Virginia Howell, Teri Williams, and Jerushia Graham.

Our hosts (left to right): Virginia Howell, Teri Williams, and Jerushia Graham.

Teri Lewis Williams

“Sincerely, it’s always been such an honor and a pleasure to get to know so many of you in this community. I look forward to seeing you again in Atlanta. I’m delighted when I think of this opportunity to bring the Friends, the Museum and the collection together….the perfect mix! We’re looking forward to a fine time.”

Teri Williams is the Director and Curator of the Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech. She has worked for the museum for over seventeen years, where she has presented exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate hand papermaking, its history, art, and craft.

 Prior to her time with the museum, she directed the School of Art and Design Galleries at Georgia State University, and New Visions Gallery.

Ms. Williams has served on the Board of Art Papers magazine, and currently serves on the Board of Hand Papermaking magazine. In 1997 The Governor’s Commission of Women in the Arts recognized Ms. Williams for her contributions to the visual arts in Georgia.

Virginia Howell

“I’m truly excited to have the opportunity to share some of my favorite parts of the collection with the Friends. The Friends of Dard Hunter annual conference is always a highlight of my year.”

With over 15 years of museum education experience, Virginia Howell has been the Education Curator at the museum since 2013. She has an MA from the University of Mississippi in history, and a BA in history and American Studies from Miami University. Her museum experiences range from teaching dinosaur summer camp to kindergarteners to simple machines to middle schoolers to leading art trips for adult groups.

Jerushia Graham

“I’m happy to be joining the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking team in time to help host the 2017 Friends of Dard Hunter Conference. We are looking forward to everyone coming to Atlanta and hope that the collection and conference will inspire, encourage, and rejuvenate those in attendance.”

Atlanta-based artist and the former Education Director for Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Jerushia Graham is currently Museum Coordinator at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. She earned an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from University of the Arts, Philadelphia and BFA Degrees in Fabric Design and Printmaking from University of Georgia, Athens.

 

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking
500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
http://paper.gatech.edu/