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Gregory Dale Smith

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Senior Conservation Scientist
Indianapolis, IN
Gregory Dale Smith received a B.S. degree from Centre College of Kentucky in anthropology/sociology and chemistry before pursuing graduate studies at Duke University in time-domain vibrational spectroscopy and archaeological fieldwork. His postgraduate training included investigations of pigment degradation processes and palette studies of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library and the V & A Museum, development of synchrotron infrared microscopy facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven, and researching cleaning issues related to artists’ acrylic emulsion paints at the National Gallery of Art. In 2004, Dr. Smith joined the faculty of the conservation training program at Buffalo State College as the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Conservation Science. In 2010 Dr. Smith was hired as the senior conservation scientist at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields where he has constructed a state-of-the-art research facility to study and preserve the museum’s encyclopedic collection of nearly 56,000 works of art. His research interests include studying pollution off-gassing from museum construction materials, determining the mechanisms of pigment degradation processes, and introducing cultural heritage chemistry into the undergraduate curriculum.
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