Melanie Gifford

Research Conservator for Painting Technology
Scientific Research Department
National Gallery of Art

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Washington, DC, USA

MEMBER INFORMATION

Dr. Melanie Gifford is an art historian and former painting conservator whose research incorporates technical study, including microscopic analysis. Her publications consider artistic decision-making among Dutch and Flemish painters, including studies on Van Eyck, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Recently, she and her colleague, Lisha Glinsman, explored stylistic exchange among Dutch “high-life” painters.