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MARGARET HOLBEN ELLIS received a B.A. in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University (1975), and an M.A. in art history and diploma in conservation (1979) from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. In 1977, she joined the Department of Paper Conservation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is retained as consulting conservator of prints and drawings. Since 1987 she has worked at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she holds the position of chairman and professor of conservation. She has written and lectured extensively about the conservation of prints and drawings with emphasis on 20th-century materials and techniques. In 1994 she was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, where research on this article was initiated. Address: 14 E. 78th St., New York, N.Y. 10021