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Name: Shelley Smith
Location: Marfa, TX
Phone: (424) 832-0328
Specialties: Architectural Elements/Materials,Architectural ModelsInstallation ArtDecorative Arts,Ethnographic Objects,Folk Arts,Furniture,Historic/Technical Objects,Natural Science Objects,Outdoor Sculpture,SculptureCostumes/AccessoriesEthnographic Objects,Furniture,Historic/Technical Objects,Wood Sculpture
Services: Collections Management,Conservation Education,Conservation Planning,Consultation-General,Documentation,Emergency Planning,Emergency Recovery,Environmental Assessment,Examination,Exhibit Consultation,Packing/Shipping,Surveys-General,Surveys-Object Specific,Treatment
Materials: Bricks,Ceramics,Feathers,Glass,Ivory and Bone,Lacquer,Leather/Skin,Metals,Modern/Contemporary,Plaster,Plastics/Synthetics/Rubber,Reeds/Grasses,Shell,Stone,Wood
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Willing to Travel: No

Biographical Information:

Shelley M. Smith has worked as an objects conservator for over 13 years in prestigious institutions across the United States. Her conservation experience has included large-scale outdoor sculpture, ethnographic and archaeological objects, decorative arts, furniture, and modern & contemporary art. Shelley holds a BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from the Alberta College of Art & Design and in 2003 graduated from Queen’s University in Canada with a Master's Degree in Art Conservation. She completed post-graduate fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), The Getty Museum, and has held positions at notable institutions including The Judd Foundation in New York and Texas, the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, and the Field Museum in Chicago. Shelley is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, and has published on innovative treatment techniques that have been cited Internationally. Shelley is currently pursuing a PhD in the Conservation Historic Preservation Program at the University of Delaware.

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