President, Etherington Conservation Services
Nationally and internationally recognized for innovative design and
implementation of state-of-the-art conservation procedures, including phased
preservation programs for libraries and institutions, Don brings over 45 years
of professional experience to the president’s chair at ECS.
After extensive training in England, he established a four-year program in
bookbinding and design at Southampton College of Art. He has conducted workshops
and seminars for diverse groups and institutions such as the University of
Texas, the University of Maryland, the Guild of Bookworkers, the American
Library Association, the India Conservation Institute in Lucknow, India, and the
American University in Cairo.
He holds the position of Fellow in both the American Institute for Conservation
and the International Institute for Conservation. Other professional
affiliations include the Guild of Bookworkers (Past Chairman, Standards
Committee), Acredited Fellow Institute of Paper Conservation in England and
member American Library
Association. He currently is a consultant to the National Archives for the
future display of the Declaration of Independence.