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Ken Sutherland

Director, Scientific Research
Art Institute of Chicago


Chicago, IL, USA


Ken Sutherland is Andrew W. Mellon Director of Scientific Research in the Department of Conservation and Science at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he oversees a team engaged in the scientific study of the museum’s collections. His own research interests concern the characterization of organic materials in works of art, using mass spectrometric and other analytical techniques, to inform an understanding of their technique, condition and appearance.

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