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  • Tami Lasseter Clare

    Tami Lasseter Clare Associate Professor Portland State University Previous Next Portland, OR, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2021 The Chilkat Dye Project Tami Lasseter Clare is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University where she teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses and is the Director of the Pacific Northwest Conservation Science Consortium, in partnership with five major museums in the region. With her undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral trainees, her research efforts center on developing new materials and diagnostic tools to prevent and understand the degradation of material cultural heritage, such as artwork and ethnographic materials. Her prior work experience includes post-doctoral work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Historic Preservation program. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. Read Abstract All members

  • Shanan Tobe

    Shanan Tobe Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education Murdoch University Previous Next Perth, Australia MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Archaeomicrobiology: Method Development to “Fingerprint” Australian Cultural Ochre Using Microbial DNA Analysis Shanan Tobe is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science Research and Integrity Advisor Academic Chair Forensic Biology and Toxicology. He currently holds funding with the Australian Research Council and the Australian Plant Biosecurity Fund. He is a molecular biologist/forensic science. He applies his forensic expertise to other scientific problems including evaluation of art using molecular biology. Read Abstract All members

  • Gregory Dale Smith

    Gregory Dale Smith Otto N. Frenzel III Senior Conservation Scientist Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Previous Next Indianapolis, IN, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018 ​ Dr. Smith designed, outfitted, and now operates the conservation science laboratory at the IMA where he conducts technical studies of the museum’s collections. His research interests include undergraduate education at the Arts-Science interface, assessing pollution off-gassing of museum construction materials, and understanding the chemical degradation of artists’ materials. All members

  • Ann Wagner

    Ann Wagner Curator of Decorative Arts Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library Previous Next Winterthur, Delaware, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2021 Overlooked Organics in Decorative Arts: Cataloging Skin-Based, Skeletal, and Hard Keratinous Animal Tissues Ann K. Wagner, curator of decorative arts, is responsible for approximately 20,000 objects of silver, metalware, and related composite materials such as lighting, firearms, and organics at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. She joined the curatorial staff immediately following her master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Ms. Wagner previously was the curatorial assistant for the department of European and American decorative arts at the Seattle Art Museum. Read Abstract All members

  • Aleksandra Popowich

    Aleksandra Popowich Research Associate Department of Scientific Research The Metropolitan Museum of Art Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Coordinator + Team Presenter 2021 A Tripartite Approach to Biomolecule Analysis for the Identification of Chia Oil in Paintings and Lacquerware from New Spain (Mexico) Aleks Popowich has been at The Met since 2020 where she studies the many uses of proteins and lipids in works of art using mass spectrometry. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute. She holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Alberta, where she studied the interactions of carcinogenic arsenic compounds with proteins using mass spectrometry and immunoassays. Read Abstract All members

  • Noam Mizhrahi

    Noam Mizhrahi The Richard Lounsbery Foundation Previous Next Jerusalem, Israel MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 ​ ​ All members

  • OPPORTUNITIES | Art Bio Matters

    OPPORTUNITIES Contact ABM BROWSE CATEGORIES Explore opportunities for education, professional development, employment, funding, and more. If you have an opportunity to post, please email info@artbiomatters.org . Categories Workshops + Courses Keep current on the latest research and techniques! Show more Events Expand your network and have some fun! Show more Internships Apply what you have learned! Show more Fellowships Advance your research skills - and jump start your career! Show more Jobs Track jobs as they are posted. Show more Funding Search for grants, awards, and other funding opportunities. Show more Mentorship Need guidance or willing to share your expertise? Find a mentor or be one! Show more Studentships Support the costs of your education. Show more CLOSING SOON These deadlines are coming soon! If you have an opportunity to post, please email info@artbiomatters.org . Events Validating a Novel Lipid Extraction Method for Historic Parchments Sam Johns, Doctoral Student at University of Bristol November 17th, 2022 11AM EST/3PM GMT Join us for a 20-minute presentation by ABM member Sam Johns, Doctoral Student at University of Bristol. Sam’s presentation will be followed by a discussion/Q&A with current ABM members. For more information, click “Explore” below to view his abstract. Details Events Minimally invasive analysis, what can it tell us? The application of proteomics to ivory Catherine Gilbert, Doctoral Student at Université de Bordeaux October 20th, 2022 11AM EST/3PM GMT Join us for a 20-minute presentation by ABM member Catherine Gilbert, Doctoral Student at Université de Bordeaux. Catherine’s presentation will be followed by a discussion/Q&A with current ABM members. For more information, click “Explore” below to view her abstract. Details Events Archaeological Perspectives on Worked Animal Materials in the Greek World Adam DiBattista, PhD, Archeology Hirsch Fellow at American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece December 17th, 2022 11AM EST/3PM GMT Join us for a 20-minute presentation by ABM member Adam DiBattista, Hirsch Fellow at American School of Classical Studies. Adam is an archaeologist researching the creation and use of objects made from animal materials (e.g., bone, antler, ivory) in the Iron Age Mediterranean. His presentation will be followed by a discussion/Q&A with current ABM members. A recording of this talk is available exclusively for ABM members, which can be accessed via Slack. Details Fellowships National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Details Events 71st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics Pre-announcing an evening workshop on cultural heritage and mass spectrometry! Co-organized by Asher Newsome of the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute and Paul Haynes of Macquarie University. The annual ASMS meeting is the top technical conference on mass spectrometry and related topics, and though it has featured occasional oral sessions and workshops dedicated to cultural heritage applications (the most recent in 2020) we hope to build a regular presence there for cultural heritage research. Abstracts are due February 3, but workshops will not be announced until at least one month afterward. Our workshop is expected to host lightning talks from poster abstracts (particularly those of students and fellows) – meaning that those who are not accepted to one of the highly competitive oral slots at ASMS have another opportunity to give an oral presentation. We also need PIs from the field to sit on an expert panel. Our preliminary description of the workshop is below: The study of artworks, archaeological specimens, and other cultural heritage objects by mass spectrometry requires the adaptation of techniques developed for biomedicine, industrial and natural product research, forensics, etc. to diverse fields such as anthropology, archaeology, biology, natural history, art history, paleontology, and more. This workshop will feature lightning talks selected from ASMS poster abstracts – students and fellows are encouraged to volunteer in advance by contacting the organizers. Lightning talks will be followed by audience Q&A with a panel of academic, government, and private institution scientists to discuss areas of interest in the field. Science and science-adjacent topics may include: ethics and permissions involved in analyzing culturally sensitive samples; the risk of damage to objects as a result of analysis; sample-limited preparation and recovery approaches for rare and precious analytes; considerations for historical and contemporary sample contamination; the significance of preservation and prediction of material degradation; discerning the importance of chemicals identified from an analyte removed from context; employment, funding, and fellowship opportunities; and many more. Details

  • Susan Gagliardi

    Susan Gagliardi Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Emory University Art History Department Previous Next Atlanta, GA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Accretion, accumulation, encrustation? Reconciling scientific and curatorial perspectives when reporting on surface materials on African sculptures Susan E. Gagliardi is an associate professor of art history at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a core faculty member of Emory’s Institute of African Studies, and currently serves as director of graduate studies for Emory’s PhD program in art history. Her research and teaching focuses on the arts of Africa. She has spent a total of more than twenty-one months in Burkina Faso, where she has worked with power association leaders and other community members to study the organizations and their arts. She has also conducted archival and museum-based research in Africa, Europe, and North America. Read Abstract All members

  • Francesca Galluzzi

    Francesca Galluzzi Postdoctoral Researcher University of Bordeaux Previous Next Bordeaux, France MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry to elucidate reticulations, interactions and conformational changes of proteins in tempera paintings Dr Francesca Galluzzi is a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bordeaux. Her BSc and MSc degree were in Science for Cultural Heritage analysis (University of Venice and Bologna). She earned her PhD in Chemical Science from the University of Bordeaux in 2021. The doctoral project was part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network TEMPERA, and it was focused on the development of new methodologies based on mass spectrometry for the analysis of proteinaceous compounds in different artistic materials. Her research interests include the characterisation of proteins collected at the trace level (following the bottom up and top-down approaches) and the investigation of chemical and structural modifications induced in proteins by processes of ageing and degradation (particularly cross-linking formations). Read Abstract All members

  • Photographs | Art Bio Matters

    Photographs A photograph is an image which is captured using light, either electronically or on a photosensitive surface. Back to Materials Composition Conservation Historical Use Case Studies Coming Soon We need you to develop new content for the ABM website. Please email info@artbiomatters.org or message in Slack if you are interested in building the ABM website.

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