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Paige Schmidt

The Mariners' Museum
Newport News, VA
Paige is the Assistant Objects Conservator at the Mariners' Museum and Park in Newport News, VA. Paige received her Masters in Conservation from SUNY Buffalo State College. Prior to working at the Mariners' Museum, she held internships at the Landesarchäologie Aussenstelle Speyer in Germany, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete in Greece, the Frick Collection in New York City, the Alaska State Museum, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. She was an intern and fellow at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, working with furniture and upholstery, objects, and outdoor sculpture. Paige is particularly interested in wooden artifacts and maritime collections. She has served on the Wooden Artifacts Group’s Advisory Committee, as the WAG liaison for the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network, and was the WAG AIC 2018 Program Chair. She is interested in woodworking, investigating traditional technologies, and working on boats and anything having to do with the nautical life. When Paige is not working, she can be found hiking and exploring the wilderness.