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  • Elke Cwiertnia

    Elke Cwiertnia Conservation Scientist Rathgen-Forschungslabor (Rathgen Research Laboratory) Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museum) Previous Next Berlin, Germany MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 ​ Elke Cwiertnia is a conservation scientist working at the Rathgen-Forschungslabor (Rathgen Research Laboratory) in Berlin. She is specialised in the scientific analysis of cultural heritage objects, its contextualisation and improving conservation treatments. She holds a PhD in analytical science (Newcastle Upon Tyne) and a diploma in art technology, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage (Dresden). Currently, she is working on projects investigating residues in Ancient Egyptian pottery and paint layers from the 19th century. All members

  • Animal skin

    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. Back to Materials Animal skin Many products can be made from animal skin, such as parchment, vellum, and leather. By treating the collagen matrix of skin with different chemical processes (i.e. lime, tanning, etc.), the properties of the skin can be modified. Previous Next

  • Elizabeth Kornhauser

    Elizabeth Kornhauser Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture The Metropolitan Museum of Art Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018 ​ Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Kornhauser is Curator of American Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she has curated numerous exhibitions, most recently: Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings. Many have featured collaborative conservation components. She served as the Deputy Director, Chief Curator, and Curator of American Painting at the Wadsworth Atheneum from 1997 to 2010. All members

  • Surface History (Biome)

    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. Back to Materials Surface History (Biome) Over time, dust, pollen, yeast, bacteria, etc. continue to be deposited and accumulate on the surface of objects providing a history of an objects lifetime since creation. Previous Next

  • Bone | Art Bio Matters

    Bone Bone is made of a matrix of inorganic minerals (calcium and phosphate) and organic proteins. Nearly all protein in bone is collagen proteins, whose role is to form strong cellular structures. 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.

  • Jan Dekker

    Jan Dekker PhD Student Leiden University, the Netherlands Previous Next Netherlands MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 ZooMS identifications of human and cervid barbed points from Mesolithic Doggerland Jan Dekker is a PhD student in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ChemArch project at the University of York and the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on the analysis of ancient proteins, in particular the study of proteins preserved in ancient food crusts. However, previous work also includes the use of proteins to taxonomically identify Mesolithic barbed tools and to study ancient health. Read Abstract All members

  • Élodie Lévêque

    Élodie Lévêque Senior Book Conservator National Library of Ireland Previous Next Dublin, Ireland MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2021 Hiding in plain sight: The biomolecular identification of seal use in Romanesque medieval manuscripts. Élodie Lévêque graduated with a Master's in Book Conservation from the Sorbonne (Paris) in 2010 and completed a PhD in Medieval History in 2020 (Paris X University). For the past 5 years, her main focus has been on medieval bindings from the Clairvaux Collection of manuscripts. She is a Senior conservator in the National Library of Ireland. She previously worked at Trinity College and at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT/CNRS) in Paris as a research engineer. Read Abstract All members

  • Rosie Grayburn

    Rosie Grayburn Associate Scientist and Laboratory Manager Department of Conservation, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library Previous Next Winterthur, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2021 Overlooked Organics in Decorative Arts: Cataloging Skin-Based, Skeletal, and Hard Keratinous Animal Tissues Rosie Grayburn (she/her) holds a dual appointment as Associate Scientist and Manager for the Scientific Research and Analytical lab at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, and Affiliated Associate Professor in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, where she teaches conservation science and analytical methodologies to graduate fellows in art conservation. Her current research projects skew inorganic: from an investigation into toxic pigmented bookcloth, to the optimization and study of treatments for silver and silverplate. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow in Conservation Science at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, and holds a joint PhD in Physics and Analytical Chemistry from Universiteit Gent and the University of Warwick. Read Abstract All members

  • 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

  • Dan Kirby

    Dan Kirby Conservation Scientist Private Practice Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Previous Next Boston, MA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 ​ After careers as an analytical chemist in semiconductor electronics, pharmaceuticals and academic research, Dan redirected his interests to conservation. He currently works in private practice and as a volunteer in the Scientific Research Lab at the MFA, Boston and as a Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University. Dan specializes in applications of mass spectrometry in art and cultural heritage, with a particular interest in protein identification. All members

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