About Kazuko Hioki
Since January 2017, Kazuko Hioki serves as the Head of Preservation at the University of Hawaii Manoa Library. Previously, she has worked as the Conservation Librarian and Asian Studies Liaison Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries, served as an assistant conservator at the New York Public Library, and was a preventive conservation fellow at the Library of Congress. She is a recipient of the 2012 FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellowship, and she is at work on a manuscript entitled Printed Books as Artifacts from Japan of the Edo Period (1603-1867). She has lectured at various institutions nationally and internationally on topics of conservation and preservation for libraries and archives.
She received her Bachelor of Agriculture in Pesticide Chemistry from Kobe University, Japan, and worked for the Sumitomo Chemical Company as a scientific information specialist. She earned an M.I.L.S. with the Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin.
Book and Paper Conservation and History of Japanese Bookbinding from the Edo Period
Honors and Awards
- Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC)/ Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellowship, 2012
- Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship of the Asian Division, Library of Congress (LC), 2010
- FAIC/Carolyn Horton Scholarship, 2000
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 USA
Investigation of Historical Japanese Paper: An Experiment to Recreate Recycled ...
Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (2014)
This presentation will discuss the physical characteristics of recycled paper used for Japanese printed books from the18th to 19th century, ...