Timothy Barrett, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Tim Barret has been named a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Tim is the founder of the papermaking facilities at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. He has worked tirelessly to research historic papermaking methods, and is a dedicated and well-loved educator. From the MacArthur site:

Timothy Barrett is an internationally recognized master craftsman and paper historian who is preserving and enhancing the art of hand-papermaking through his work as a practitioner, scholar, and teacher. Combining the skills of artist, ethnographer, scientist, and historian, he documents and demonstrates centuries-old hand-papermaking practices that may otherwise be lost.

More information is on the MacArthur website, including a list of the other 2009 Fellows. Congratulations Tim!

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