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Theresa J. Smith

Theresa J. Smith

Assistant Professor
(716) 878-5025
Campus Addess: Rockwell Hall 230


Certificate in Paper Conservation, Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard University

M.A., C.A.S.: State University of New York College at Buffalo

B.A., Art History and Studio Art: Oberlin College

Theresa J. Smith is a 2006 graduate of the Buffalo State Art Conservation Department. Previously, she was the paper conservator for special collections at Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center for nine years. Theresa was also a fellow in paper conservation at the Straus Center for Conservation and completed her third year of graduate studies with Dr. Irene Brückle at the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in Germany. Her research interests include 16th century moveable anatomies and historical bleaching in addition to being active in teaching emergency preparedness and planning.

Recent Publications

The Evidence of the Forged Paper, co-author Irene Brückle, in: Galileo's O, Vol. III, A Galileo Forgery, Ed. Horst Bredekamp, DeGruyter, Berlin, 2014.

Moveable Anatomies and Print Shop Practice in Sixteenth-Century Strasbourg, in: The Renaissance Workshop: The Materials and Techniques of Renaissance Art, Eds. David Saunders, Marika Spring and Andrew Meek, London: Archetype Publications, 2013, 121-129.

An Evaluation of Historical Bleaching with Chlorine Dioxide Gas, Sodium Hypochlorite, and Chloramine-T at the Fogg Art Museum, Restaurator: International Journal for the preservation of Library and Archival Material vol. 33, no 3/4 (2012); 249-273



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