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The Team

At Quarto, we strive to provide our customers with the best solutions for their paper based objects. We welcome discussions with students considering a career in conservation. We take pre-program interns on occasion. 

Lauren Zummo
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Lauren Streusand Zummo received a Masters Degree in conservation from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in English/Creative Writing from Emory University. Before joining Quarto's staff in 2005, she completed a graduate internship in the Conservation Laboratory at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC. She became co-owner of Quarto in 2010. Lauren Zummo is an active member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) and the Potomac Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers (GBW). She enjoys needle arts, British dramas, and spending time with her husband and four daughters.

Conservation Specialist
Caitlin O'Brien
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Caitlin O’Brien started her career in book and paper conservation while working toward a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College. She worked as a library assistant and collections care tech in her senior year. She went on to receive a diploma in Bookbinding and Preservation from North Bennet Street School. After graduation she worked at the Library of Congress in their Collections Care Section preserving thousands of items from their general collections. She joined the Quarto team in 2019. When she isn’t inside reading about books she can be found in her budding native garden. 

Paper Conservator
Meredith French

Meredith French received a BA in studio arts from Bard College before working in the San Francisco Bay Area in fine art printmaking and commercial screen printing. In the Bay Area, she worked at Chrysalis Art Conservation (textiles) and Tracy Power Objects Conservation. She has interned at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her graduate internship in the paper conservation department at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC and graduated from SUNY Buffalo State University with a MA in art conservation and MS in conservation science and imaging. She is a printmaker specializing in copper plate etching and screen printing. 

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