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Marc Walton

Co-Director of the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts
Research Professor
Northwestern University


Evanston, IL, USA


Marc Walton is the co-Director of the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS) and Research Professor of Materials Science at Northwestern University. At NU-ACCESS, he leads multiple scientific research projects to investigate art objects in collaboration with cultural heritage institutions representing a broad spectrum of disciplines (from anthropology to contemporary art) and geographical reach (both U.S. and internationally). Professor Walton's principal area of research focuses on the trade and manufacture of objects, and on developing imaging technologies in the field of conservation science, resulting in over 100 peer-reviewed articles

A multimodal approach to the study of human-derived materials in contemporary artwork

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