Joan Boudreau

Curator

B.A. (1978) Boston College Certificate of Accomplishment, USDA Graduate School, Natural History Field Studies Program (1986)

Research Specialties: 
Civil War field printing
Federal printed imagery of the American West
Patent models and the graphic arts
Printing for the U.S. government
Printing and the natural sciences
Printing in the American West
Comic Art
American conservation history
Projects: 

Invention and the Patent Model, physical and virtual exhibition 2013 http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/artifact-walls-invention-and-patent-model

“The Portable Press and Field Printing during the American Civil War,” Printing History, July 2012

19th Century Survey Prints (American History web object group) http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/19th-century-survey-prints

Patent Models: Graphic Arts (American History web object group) http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/patent-models-graphic-arts

Keeping History: Plains Indian Ledger Drawings, physical and virtual exhibition 2009 http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/keeping-history-plains-indian-ledger-drawings

Civil War Field Printing, physical and virtual exhibition 2008-2009 http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/civil-war-field-printing

Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustrations, physical and virtual exhibition, 2008-2009 http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/picturing-words-power-book-illustration

“Publishing the U.S. Exploring Expedition: The Fruits of the Glorious Enterprise” Printing History, January 2008.

“Printing Matrices for Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition” (American History web object group) http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/printing-matrices-for-narrative-of-the-us-exploring-expedition

The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement, physical and virtual exhibit 1998 http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/feather-trade-and-american-conservation-movement

Professional Affiliations: 
American Printing History Association
American Printing History Association, Chesapeake Chapter
The Printing Historical Society
The Washington Print Club