About Paulette Reading
Paulette received her Masters Degree in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College with a focus on Textile and Object Conservation in 2004. She has an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Art History and minors in Studio Art and English Literature. Prior to beginning graduate school, Paulette worked for two years at the Textile Conservation Workshop in South Salem, NY where she completed a National Endowment of the Arts Master Internship. She also completed graduate internships at the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County, the Agora Excavations, Athens, Greece, and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.
Paulette completed her final graduate internship at the Denver Art Museum. She was then hired as Assistant Conservator where she worked for two additional years treating textiles and ethnographic objects. In September 2006, Paulette began working in private practice in textile conservation. During her years in private practice, she has worked for the following institutions: Denver Art Museum; Denver Historical Society; Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder and others. Paulette has also completed surveys of textile collections at several small museums in Colorado and has worked for a variety of private clients, collectors and businesses.
Paulette is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and the Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC).