• Paper Lab
  • 264 South 23rd Street  
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
P 215.545.0613
F 215.735.9313


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CCAHA takes pride in training the next generation of conservators. For years, we have hosted grant-funded fellows and interns, providing recent graduates with the mentorship and expertise needed to launch their careers. 

  • Sigourney Smuts

Sigourney Smuts

National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

In her role as National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Sigourney Smuts prepares condition reports, treatment estimates, and proposals, and she carries out conservation treatment for works of art on paper and archival materials.

Sigourney received her BA in Fine Art, specializing in sculpture, from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She received an MA in Conservation of Fine Art, specializing in paper conservation, from Northumbria University, United Kingdom. She has interned at the Conservation Centre for the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Iziko South African National Gallery, Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, UK, and The Better Image, USA. She was employed as the sole conservator for the University of Cape Town Special Collection Library for two years and as a self-employed paper conservator in private practice in Cape Town two years.