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PURPOSE

ART BIO MATTERS aims to assemble, for the first time, scientists, curators/art historians, and conservators for a stimulating forum to explore new directions in the study of biological materials in works of art. Through guided and balanced discussions, participants will identify connections between advanced DNA, mass-spectrometric, and antibody-based approaches and their own research questions, thereby, facilitating focused and mutually beneficial collaborations.

PROGRAM

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Morning (Optional)*

Institute of Fine Arts, Duke House, 1 East 78th Street

9:30 am      Breakfast

10:00 am   BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL MATTERS in Works of Art by Barbara Berrie

*This is a pre-meeting presentation that is open to the public. It will be a revision of the Plenary given at the closed meeting in the evening at the Met. Attendance is optional by ART BIO MATTERS participants. If you would like to attend, please email info@artbiomatters.org with the title "Optional Plenary - 11/8"

Afternoon (Optional)   

Tours of the Met's Dept. of Scientific Research and the NYU's Conservation Center

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm*

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm*

*Tours of both facilities will be given at the same time. In order to attend, we ask that you pre-register here.

Department of Scientific Research

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave

Conservation Center

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 14 East 78th Street

Evening

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Study Room—Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

3:30 pm     Registration

4:00 pm     Opening Remarks

4:15 pm     Plenary Speaker – The Biological Materiality of Works of Art: Meaning and Significance by                            Barbara Berrie

5:00 pm     Discussion

5:30 pm     Reception

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 

All activities at Institute of Fine Arts, Duke House (Lecture Hall, Seminar Room, Loeb Room)

Morning      In the Lecture Hall and Seminar Room unless otherwise indicated    

8:30 am       Breakfast (Loeb Room)

8:45 am       Review of talking points to be addressed by each speaker 

8:55 am       Why Antibodies for Art Analysis? by Julie Arslanoglu 

9:25 am       Immunodetection of Proteins in Paint Media by ELISA and IFM by Laura Cartechini

9:55 am       First Breakout Session 

10:45 am     Coffee (Loeb Room)

11:10 am     Review of First Breakout Session 

11:25 am     Chemistry and Cultural Heritage: Deciphering Natural Polymers by Bottom up and Top   

                        down Mass Spectrometry Analysis  by Caroline Tokarski

11:55 am     High Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Characterize the Composition of Art Pieces

                         by Tim Cleland

12:25 pm     Second Breakout Session

Afternoon     In the Lecture Hall and Seminar Room unless otherwise indicated   

1:15 pm       Lunch (Loeb Room)

2:35 pm       Review of Second Breakout Session

2:50 pm       Hiding in Plain Sight: Unlocking the Genetic Information Contained within Cultural Heritage

                        Objects by Matthew Teasdale

3:20 pm       The Potential of Analyzing DNA from Ancient and Historic Works of Art by Nathan Wales

3:50 pm       Third Breakout Session

4:40 pm       Break 

5:10 pm       Summary of talking points (proteomics, DNA, antibody techniques):

Where are overlaps or  potential avenues for research?

Evening       Loeb Room

5:40 pm       Reception 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 

All activities at Institute of Fine Arts, Duke House (Lecture Hall, Seminar Room, Loeb Room)

Morning       In the Lecture Hall and Seminar Room unless otherwise indicated   

8:30 am        Breakfast (Loeb Room)
9:00 am        Overview of Friday’s Breakout Sessions
9:10 am        Organics in Illuminated Manuscripts by Stella Panayotova
9:40 am        Reflections of a Conservator on the Utility of Biology in Conservation

                          by Arlen Heginbotham
10:10 am      Fourth Breakout Session
11:00 am      Coffee (Loeb Room)
11:30 am      Review of Fourth Breakout Session and Discussion of Future Directions

Afternoon      In the Lecture Hall and Seminar Room unless otherwise indicated   

12:20 pm       Lunch (Loeb Room)
1:30 pm         Close

Please note: Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks are provided on a complimentary basis in order to encourage group discussions throughout the meeting.

 
 

VENUES

INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS AT NYU
DUKE HOUSE
1 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075
CHAN HOUSE
14 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
THE MET FIFTH AVENUE
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
Directions to the Met's Art Study Room, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education:
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Click image to download a map of the directions to the Art Study Room. 

 
 
 
 

STEERING

COMMITTEE

JULIE ARSLANOGLU

Research Scientist, Department of Scientific Research

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

BARBARA BERRIE

Head of Scientific Research

National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

SUE ANN CHUI

Associate Conservator Paintings Conservation

J. Paul Getty Museum

MARGARET HOLBEN ELLIS
Chair; Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation
The Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

SERGIOS-ORESTIS KOLOKOTRONIS

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
SUNY Downstate Medical Center; and

Research Associate, Division of Invertebrate Zoology and Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics
American Museum of Natural History

THOMAS SAKMAR

Richard M. & Isabel P. Furlaud Professor, Laboratory of Chemical Biology & Signal Transduction The Rockefeller University

CHRISTINE SCIACCA

Associate Curator of European Art, 300-1400 CE

The Walters Art Museum

MATTHEW TEASDALE

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow BioArCh

University of York

MARC SEBASTIAN WALTON

Research Professor of Materials Science and (by courtesy) of Art History

Co-Director, Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS)

Northwestern University / Art Institute of Chicago 

 
 

SPONSORS

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A special thanks to the Richard Lounsbery Foundation for their support of ART BIO MATTERS 2018.

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