Linda Catano has been the RISD Museum’s Paper Preservation Specialist for over twenty years. Her primary role at RISD includes overseeing the care, handling, storage and display of works of art on paper in the Museum’s collection. She is involved in educating students and the public on issues of preventive conservation and regularly hosts student interns in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.
Her special areas of interest include the history, use, and identification of artists’ materials and artist-made frames. She recently completed work on Early Exposures: 19th-Century Photography from the Collection, Landscape and Leisure: 19th-Century American Drawings from the Collection, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, and woodblock prints appearing in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Japanese Print Gallery at the RISD Museum.