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  • Rachel Mustalish

    Rachel Mustalish Conservator Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photographic Conservation The Metropolitan Museum of Art Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018, 2023 Rachel Mustalish received an M.A. in the History of Art and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She joined the paper conservation department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1998 and studies drawings and prints with specializations in European and American modernism, and international contemporary art. ​ ​ All members


    EDUCATION Materials Materials Ethics Ethics Analytical Techniques Analytical Techniques Sampling Topics Sampling Topics ETHICS Cultural heritage is the material culture of mankind and its study requires the inclusion and partnership of its creators as well as careful deliberation as to its analysis. If you have ethics to post, please email . Coming Soon Coming Soon

  • Daniel Vallejo

    Daniel Vallejo Postdoctoral fellow Georgia Institute of Technology Previous Next Atlanta, GA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 Daniel Vallejo is a postdoctoral fellow in Facundo Fernández’s group at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His interest is to apply his Ph.D. training in structural biology and ion mobility-mass spectrometry methodology development towards the structural and biophysical stability characterization of proteins found in paintings and to develop a community driven database for proteomic analysis of objects of cultural heritage. ​ ​ All members

  • Vanessa Jones

    Vanessa Jones Assistant curator of dress and textiles Leeds Museums and Galleries Previous Next ​ MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2023 Vanessa Jones is a curator and lecturer of dress and textile histories and theories. She has worked within the heritage sector for a decade and has taught in higher education for the last two years. She is an expert in curatorial practice around diversifying narratives of eighteenth-century dress, with broader specialisms including sustainable practices of dress consumption and production, global networks of trade, decolonisation and women’s history. Victorian Parasols: Scientists, Artisans, Historians and Curators in Conversation Co-authored with Cordula van Wyhe. Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Allison Wall

    Allison Wall Recent Graduate, MLIS Program University of California, Los Angeles Previous Next Los Angeles, CA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2023 Allison Wall is a recent graduate of the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Specializing in Archival Studies, she developed a keen interest in archival preservation and preventative conservation measures for library materials. She has a background in museum education, exhibitions, and publishing and is passionate about preserving cultural heritage. AI-assisted classification of microorganism strains on paper-based cultural relics Co-authored with Chenshu Liu and Chongwen Liu. Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Richard Hark

    Richard Hark Conservation Scientist Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University Previous Next ​ MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2023 ​ New Thoughts on Old Wood: Differentiation of Mahogany and Its Look-alikes Using Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Co-authored with John Stuart Gordon. Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Billie Males

    Billie Males MPhil Student Department of Archaeology University of Cambridge Previous Next Cambridge, UK MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Billie Males is a MPhil student at the University of Cambridge. Her current research uses proteomics to investigate the materiality of medieval parchment manuscripts. While studying at the University of Chicago, she collaborated with the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU/AIC) to characterize pigments using spectral microscopy and other analytical techniques. Counting Sheep: Proteomic Analysis (eZooMS) of Legal Documents from Medieval East Anglia Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Nathan Wales

    Nathan Wales Lecturer Department of Archaeology University of York Previous Next York, UK MEMBER INFORMATION Speaker 2018 Dr. Nathan Wales is affiliated with the University of York where he directs the ancient DNA laboratory in the Department of Archaeology. He specializes in recovering DNA from degraded plant remains, and his primary research is focused on understanding how humans domesticated species like corn, sunflower, and grapevine. The Potential of Analyzing DNA from Ancient and Historic Works of Art Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Adam Di Battista

    Adam Di Battista Hirsch Fellow American School of Classical Studies at Athens Previous Next ​ MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2023 Adam DiBattista (PhD, UCLA) is an archaeologist researching objects made from animal materials in the Greek world, as well as the ivory trade in the Mediterranean during the Iron Age. Most recently, Adam was the Hirsch Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. He is also in the early stages of a project using ZooMS to analyze ivory production waste from the site of ancient Methone to better understand its origin. ​ ​ All members

  • Lara Kaplan

    Lara Kaplan Objects Conservator and Affiliated Assistant Professor Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Previous Next Winterthur, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2021 Lara Kaplan is an objects conservator at Winterthur Museum and an affiliated assistant professor at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC). Since 2017, she has led the organic objects portion of WUDPAC’s first-year conservation curriculum and beginning in 2019 came on board as a full-time objects conservator at Winterthur Museum. She earned an M.S. in art conservation from WUDPAC in 2003; interned at the Sheldon Jackson Museum, the Arizona State Museum, and the National Park Service Western Archeological and Conservation Center; and held a post-graduate Mellon Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Prior to working at Winterthur, she ran a private conservation practice in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Kaplan’s research interests include organic materials, especially skin and leather, the treatment of plastics, and ethical considerations for non-traditional collections. Overlooked Organics in Decorative Arts: Cataloging Skin-Based, Skeletal, and Hard Keratinous Animal Tissues Read Abstract ​ All members

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