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  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Fellows/Interns 

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.

  • Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Mellon Fellow

As Mellon Fellow, Emily Williams prepares condition reports, treatment proposals and estimates, and carries out conservation treatment for works of art on paper and archival materials.  

Emily completed her BA in Conservation from Camberwell College of Arts before receiving a postgraduate diploma in Art History from Courtauld Institute of Art, and a dual MA/MSc in conservation from University College London. As part of her studies, she gained work experience in institutions such as the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, the British Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, Plowden & Smith Ltd., and ICCROM. She recently completed a one-year postgraduate internship at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.