NS Conservation focuses on providing book conservation and related services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and the central Midwest. Our mission is to provide a local option for individuals and institutions looking to preserve their cultural heritage.
NS Conservation is owned and operated by Noah Smutz. Noah has been in the field of conservation since 2011 when he started as a student worker in the University of Kansas Libraries conservation lab. He has since held internships for the Smithsonian Archives and Bodleian Library amongst others. He graduated with his Masters Degree in Book Conservation from West Dean College in the United Kingdom. Previously he has worked as a Book Conservator for the Smithsonian Libraries. Noah has worked with institutions such as the St. Louis Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Missouri State Archives. He has been a member of the American Institute for Conservation since 2010 and a Professional Associate since 2019.