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Elizabeth Grab – Archivist & Librarian | Maker | Art Historian


About me

A Fellowship Recipient for UNC-Chapel Hill’s “Learning from Artists’ Archives” dual Art History and Library Science programs, I received my MSLS from UNC’s School of Information & Library Science with a specialization in artists’ archives. I taught archiving workshops to artists at institutions like The Mint Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Art as part of the UNC fellowship. I cut my teeth as an archivist in artists’ and studio archives at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico and for artists and artisans in North Carolina and Connecticut. I previously worked as a librarian in academic libraries and archives, public libraries, and special collections. Presently, I teach small workshops to artists at Erector Square in New Haven, CT and offer artists’ studio archiving and book arts workshops through the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT.

My parallel bookbinding career began as a student in the Book Arts and Conservation Labs and the Special Collections of Wellesley College. My passion for all things bookbinding grew into Rambling Rambler Press, my book arts studio. Under my press, I have taught bookbinding tutorials and worked on a number of collaborative projects with engineers, architects, tattooers, artists, and more.

I also hold a BA from Wellesley College in Art History with a focus on ancient material cultures.

For more about me, please visit my resumé.

About this site

This website started as part of JJ Bauer’s Digital Art History course (UNC Art Dept, Spring 2016).  ElizabethGrab.com quickly grew to represent my academic work and reflections on professional activities in art history, library science, and archives & records management.  In addition, I recently began including my work as a book artist under the studio name of Rambling Rambler Press. I’m still deciding whether this website is the ideal platform for my present work or if it would be better to migrate the relevant posts to a new platform to start fresh, so keep an eye out for updates!

Where to find me

@RamblingRambler on Instagram

This is where I keep up to date on workshop offerings, works in progress, experiments with new materials, archiving for artists basics, and finished works. To get into contact, feel free to DM me on there or shoot me an email at ElizabethAnnGrab [at] gmail [dot] com.

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