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Landis Smith

State Museums and Monuments of New Mexico
Project Conservator
Santa Fe, NM
Landis Smith is Projects Conservator at the Museums of New Mexico Conservation Unit, working primarily with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. She is also Collaborative Conservation Programs Consultant at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, and Research Associate at the National Museum of the American Indian. Landis was previously Anchorage Project Conservator at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History and Conservator in the Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, NY. Since 1988, much of Landis’s career has been focused on developing conservation and documentation methodologies that are collaborative with Native artists, elders and cultural leaders. Her work includes the development of a community-based program in New Mexico for National Museum of the American Indian Conservation Fellows as well as co-facilitating, through the Indian Arts Research Center at SAR, the development of a set of online guidelines for communities and museums engaging in collaborative work. Landis currently serves on several advisory boards including the Board of Trustees of the Haak’u Museum at Acoma Pueblo.