Welcome to my web site. My name is Timna, and I am a conservator of ancient and modern manuscripts and printed works, documents, and photographs, on paper or parchment. I am also a consultant to cultural institutions, collectors, families and individuals concerning optimal conditions for preserving their treasured records, allowing future generations to study and enjoy them.
I attach great importance to history. The past holds the roots that nourish our identity in the present and upon which we can build our future. That is why I have dedicated myself to studying and preserving the past, as a way of molding the future with knowledge and awareness.
The materials and techniques that were used in the past to produce books and documents offer important and rare historical information about the items themselves, their owners, and the cultural environment that gave rise to them. My work therefore includes documentation of items before and after the process of restoration, and uses materials that adhere as closely as possible to the original, all of archival quality.
My private conservation practice was launched in 2012. My resume includes twelve years as director of the Books and Paper Conservation and Preservation Laboratory at the National Library of Israel, and many years of professional conservation and preservation experience at a range of cultural institutions in Spain, Canada, and Israel. I hold an M.A. in Conservation from the University of Barcelona and have participated in several professional courses throughout the world.
Professionalism is important to me and I invest in continuing training and education and remaining at the forefront of developments in the field around the world.
Every project I am involved in, is undertaken with responsibility and love, and executed at international standards.