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Noah D. Smutz

Smithsonian Libraries
Book Conservator
Washington, District of Columbia
Noah Smutz is a book conservator for the Smithsonian Libraries conserving items that come to the Book Conservation Lab through the Libraries’ Adopt-a-Book program. Since 2016, Noah holds a Master’s degree in Conservation Studies, focusing in book conservation, from West Dean College. He came into conservation through an introduction made while studying archaeology. Fascinated with the mechanics of book structures, Noah chose to abandon archaeology to become a book conservator. In his opinion, introducing the public to conservation leads to interest in conservation, which leads to funding for conservation. Noah believes getting our field out of the back room and in front of the public is extremely important. At the conservation bench, Noah thinks there is an ideal tool for every job and that he should own all of them. To this end he makes a number of his own tools to fit his purposes. Noah has previously worked at the Bodleian Library and the University of Kansas as well as in private practice in St. Louis.
Wednesday, May 30
 

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Thursday, May 31
 

8:20am

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Friday, June 1
 

7:30am

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Break in the Exhibit Hall Texas Ballrooms E-H (Exhibit Hall) Poster Q + A with Authors Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)West Dean College 06. (Book and Paper) Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Treatment of a board game with iron corrosion Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session) 09. (Book and Paper) An Experimental Gel-Based Treatment of Iron Gall Ink Corrosion Halos: Sodium Metabisulfite and Diethylene Triamine Pentaacetic Acid Solution in Agarose Gel Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Kelly M Conlin • Rosaleen Hill • Alison Murray 20. (Book and Paper) An In Depth Treatment Study of Humidification and Flattening in Paper Conservation Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Kesha Talbert-[PA] 21. (Book and Paper) Mass Deacidification Carrier Fluid Selection to Protect Media Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)John W. Baty • La Verne Lopes • Kent John 24. (Book and Paper) Pineapple Paper - A New Material from Taiwan for Paper Conservation Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Ting-Fu Fan 38. (Book and Paper) You’re Printing What? Where? The material stability and safety of 3D printing thermoplastic polymers for fused filament fabrication. Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Fletcher B. Durant • Neelam Bharti 40. (Book and Paper) Extraction and Analysis of DNA from Renaissance-Style Prepared Paper Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Manija Kazmi • Thomas P. Sakmar • Karina C. Åberg • Thomas Huber • Rhonda K. Roby 41. (Book and Paper) Rising from the ashes : The conservation and treatment of paper support objects with large loss and burn Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Su-Yuan Cheng • Jen Jung Ku 44. (Book and Paper) Bold Will Hold: Investigating Artist Materials of Classic American Tattoo Flash Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)Laura Moeller 50. (Book and Paper) Application of the Sewn Boards Binding for Field Books and Pocket Journals Texas Ballroom (Foyer outside Ballrooms - Poster Session)R William Bennett III • Nora Lockshin-[PA]

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Saturday, June 2
 

7:45am

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