Philip and Lynn Straus Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper and Head of Paper Lab
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M.S., Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
B.A., St. Lawrence University
Penley Knipe studies and preserves the museums’ sizable collection of works of art on paper and photographs. Recent projects include the technical study of Dutch and Flemish drawings, Islamic paintings, papers found within the sculpture Prince Shōtoku at Age Two (99.1979.1), on loan to the museums. For two years, Knipe served as chair of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. With her Straus Center colleagues, Knipe teaches conservation-focused courses at Harvard, including HAA 101: The Making of Art and Artifacts: History, Material and Technique, HAA 206: Science and the Practice of Art History, and the Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA).
“The Papers in the Harvard Qajar Album.” In An Album of Artists’ Drawings from Qajar Iran, ed. David J. Roxburgh, 55–59. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Art Museums, 2017.
Knipe, Penley, and Miriam Stewart. “Behind the ‘Blot’: Technical Notes on the Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley.” Master Drawings 53 (4) (2015): 523–30.
“Technical Observations on a Shāhnāma Manuscript.” In In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, ed. Mary McWilliams, 114–33. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Art Museums, 2013.