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The virtual ABM 2021 meeting aims to bring together a balanced community of experts for a dynamic forum for exchange. The goal of the ABM 2021 meeting is to nurture and grow the community that was established in 2018. Key to the meeting is the development of an updated website, which will serve as a communication hub to identify connections between advanced scientific approaches (e.g., DNA, mass-spectrometry, and antibody-based) and open research questions, thereby fostering focused and mutually beneficial collaborations, as well as providing educational resources.



Margaret Holben Ellis (Co-organizer)

Eugene Thaw Professor Emerita, 

Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Amy Tjiong (Invited Speaker)


American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Caroline Tokarski

Professor, University of Bordeaux

Frank Trujillo

Drue Heinz Book Conservator,

The Morgan Library & Museum

Julie Arslanoglu (Co-organizer)

Research Scientist, Department of Scientific Research

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Erma Hermens

Professor in Studio Practice and Technical Art History, Rijksmuseum

Dr. Christopher Mason

Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Constantine Petridis

Chair and Curator Arts of Africa, 

The Art Institute of Chicago​ 

Erin Fitterer (Facilitator)

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Time-Based Media Conservation, Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Dr. Aleksandra Popowich (Coordinator)

Research Associate,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Erin Anderson (Website + Slack Coordinator)

Art Conservator, Private Practice


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A special thanks to the RLF for their support of Art Bio Matters. 

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