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Julia Merkel

James Madison University
Preservation Officer
Charlottesville, Virginia Area
Julia Merkel is the Preservation Officer for James Madison University Libraries. She is part of the Special Collections team and responsible for disaster preparedness, conservation of rare books and manuscripts, curation of artists’ and movable books, and exhibits—as well as music score binding and repair of circulating collections. Merkel has an MFA in Painting from JMU and a BFA in Sculpture & Art History from the University of Notre Dame. She has taught adjunct at JMU, VMI, and UNT.