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  • Matt Cushman

    Matt Cushman Conservator of Paintings/Affiliated Assistant Professor Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Previous Next Wilmington, DE, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018 Matt Cushman is a paintings conservator and conservation educator. His research interests include cleaning technologies and novel treatments for paintings and decorative surfaces. Prior to joining Winterthur, Matt held positions at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, the Worcester Art Museum, and Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. ​ ​ All members

  • Chongwen Liu

    Chongwen Liu PhD student University of California, Los Angeles Previous Next Los Angeles, CA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2023, Graduate student assistant 2023 Chongwen Liu is a Ph.D. student at the UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Material Culture. His research interests focus on the development of antifouling materials for underwater cultural heritage as well as the analysis of lacquer materials through a multi-analytical approach. In the meantime, he is also learning and seeking opportunities for the possible application of artificial intelligence to assist conservation. AI-assisted classification of microorganism strains on paper-based cultural relics Co-authored with Chenshu Liu and Allison Wall. Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Julia Sybalsky

    Julia Sybalsky Conservator American Museum of Natural History Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 Julia Sybalsky is an objects conservator at the American Museum of Natural History in the Natural Science Conservation lab. Her work is focused on the preservation of scientific specimens on exhibit and in the museum’s research collection, as well as conservation research that supports these efforts. She is regularly involved with allied professional organizations and is a graduate of The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she teaches as an adjunct professor. ​ ​ All members

  • Joshua Henkin

    Joshua Henkin Research Associate Field Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany Previous Next ​ MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2023 Joshua Matthew Henkin studied at the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., Biochemistry, 2010) and at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Ph.D., Medical Ethnobotany/Pharmacognosy, 2019). He has contributed to the characterization of pre-Roman herbal wine from southern France, as well as to ethnobotanical and phytochemical analysis of ancient chicha de molle brewery remains in southern Peru. Now an amateur Andeanist, Joshua fervently aspires to continue working with archaeological and botanical collections for many years to come. A Preliminary Workflow Towards the Integrative Authentication and Dye Analysis of Ancient Peruvian Textiles at the Detroit Institute of Arts Read Abstract ​ 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 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. Overlooked Organics in Decorative Arts: Cataloging Skin-Based, Skeletal, and Hard Keratinous Animal Tissues Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Catherine Gilbert

    Catherine Gilbert PhD Student University of Bordeaux Previous Next Bordeaux, France MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Catherine graduated with a bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Maastricht Science Programme (Maastricht University) in 2018, with a specialisation in Chemistry. After this, she enrolled in the joint Chemistry master’s programme at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit, specialising in Analytical Sciences. Through TI-COAST, she performed her master’s thesis research at Shell Technology Centre, Amsterdam, where she helped to establish the use of SFC-MS as an analysis method. Catherine joined the S2MB (Mass Spectrometry of Biological Macromolecules) team of the UMR CNRS 5248 Institute of Chemistry & Biology of Membranes & Nano-objects to perform her PhD under the supervision of Professor Caroline Tokarski. She will work within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network PUSHH and will focus on the use of mass spectrometry applied to the field of palaeoproteomics. Reaching trace level protein detection to study archaeological artefacts and museum objects: new proteomics methods based on high resolution mass spectrometry Read Abstract Minimally invasive proteomics analysis: Application to museum objects made of ivory and bone Read Abstract All members

  • 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 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. Accretion, accumulation, encrustation? Reconciling scientific and curatorial perspectives when reporting on surface materials on African sculptures Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Niv Allon

    Niv Allon Associate Curator Department of Egyptian Art Metropolitan Museum of Art Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 Associate Curator in the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he focuses on art of the Ramesside Period (ca. 1295-1070 B.C.) and on textual objects throughout Egyptian history. He earned his MA from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem in Biblical Studies and his PhD in Egyptology from Yale University and has published on scribes, literacy, and concepts of violence in ancient Egypt. ​ ​ All members

  • Patrick Dietemann

    Patrick Dietemann Senior Researcher Doerner Institute Previous Next Munich, Germany MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2021 Patrick Dietemann studied chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where he obtained a PhD in analytical chemistry with his thesis on the aging of natural resin varnishes on paintings. After three years at the Zentrallabor of the Bavarian State Office of Historic Monuments, he joined the Doerner Institut, Munich, in 2007, where he is responsible for the analysis of organic binders. His research interests are the identification of binding media of paintings and their degradation processes, but also includes the identification of organic materials on all kinds of objects of art and cultural heritage. From egg tempera to oil painting – case studies of Domenico Ghirlandaio and Sandro Botticelli and the chemistry and microstructure of paints Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Rachel Popelka-Filcoff

    Rachel Popelka-Filcoff Rock Art Australia Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science University of Melbourne Previous Next Melbourne VIC, Australia MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Professor Rachel Popelka-Filcoff is the Rock Art Australia Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where she leads archaeological science initiatives. Her laboratory integrates advanced characterisation, spectroscopic and statistical-driven approaches, in the areas of archaeological science and cultural heritage chemistry. Her research is to the first comprehensive integrative characterisation of Australian natural mineral pigments on cultural heritage materials by several analytical methods to answer questions about provenance and composition. Rachel holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Missouri as a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and completed a National Research Council postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Archaeomicrobiology: Method Development to “Fingerprint” Australian Cultural Ochre Using Microbial DNA Analysis Read Abstract ​ All members

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