Bill Hanscom is an artist, educator, and writer living in Manchester, Massachusetts. He is a special collections conservation technician for the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University and an assistant professor at Montserrat College of Art, where he also serves as coordinator for the Book Arts BFA program. Bill has taught workshops across the Northeast on historical and contemporary bookbinding techniques, preservation methods, and origami. His current areas of research include cheap bookbinding in the early modern period and Ethiopian bookbinding traditions, on which he has so far published one essay. “Towards a Morphology of the Ethiopian Book Satchel.” In Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding, Volume 3. The Legacy Press, 2016. Bill holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Montserrat College of Art and an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts, earning the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Study in Book Arts.


Full CV can be viewed here (pdf).


bill [at] billhanscom [.] com

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