Adam Novak

Conservator of Modern and Contemporary Art on Paper

artists

Balthus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Bell, Alighiero Boetti, Fernando Botero, Alexander Calder, Vija Celmins, Paul Cezanne, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Willem de Kooning, Edgar Degas, Jean Dubuffet, Tracy Emin, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Gober, Wayne Gonzalez, Arshile Gorky, Mark Grotjahn, David Hammons, Keith Haring, Hans Hofmann, Roni Horn, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Gustav Klimt, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Agnes Martin, Henri Matisse, Robert Morris, Edvard Munch, Guiseppe Penone, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Egon Schiele, Richard Serra, Arlene Shecket, Kiki Smith, Al Taylor, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Christopher Wool

 

Experience

Paper Conservator, Daria K. Conservation, LLC 2015 – present

Paper Conservator for Special Collections, Harvard Library 2011-2015

Project Paper Conservator for Special Collections, Harvard University Library 2010-2011

Baird Research Fellow, Harvard Art Museum 2009-2011

Craigen W. Bowen Fellow in Paper Conservation, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museum 2008-2009

 

Education

Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, Masters of Science 2005-2008

University of Delaware, Bachelor of Arts in Art Conservation, Pre-Graduate Studies 1999-2003

 
 

publications

[Pending] Adam Greenhalgh, Adam Novak, Julia M. Burke, Lauren Schell Dickens, Lisha Deming Glinsman, Suzanne Quillen Lomax, Christopher A. Maines, and Molly McGath. “To Print on Air: Robert Rauschenberg’s Hoarfrost Editions.” In Facture, Volume 4. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2019.

Novak, Adam and Daria Keynan. “Recapturing the Subtleties,” The Book and Paper Group Annual, Volume 36, 2017.

Novak, Adam. “Aquazol as a Heat Set Adhesive on Paper,” “pH Strips versus pH Meters,” The Book and Paper Group Annual, Volume 33, 2014.

Novak, Adam. Resources for Conservators: Documentation Images Captured with a Digital Camera. University of Delaware: 2007.