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  • 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

  • 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

  • Hwai-ling Yeh-Lewis

    Hwai-ling Yeh-Lewis Senior Collections Manager Asian Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021, 2023 Hwai-ling Yeh-Lewis oversees the storage and care of over 37,000 works in the Asian Art collection. This includes all administration procedures related to acquisitions, incoming and outgoing loans, the collection database, exhibitions, and collection inventory. She also manages internal and external requests for access to the collections, and works with the collections team to facilitate gallery installations and implement the highest standards for collection care. She received her MS in education from Indiana University. ​ ​ All members

  • Ken Sutherland

    Ken Sutherland Director, Scientific Research Art Institute of Chicago Previous Next Chicago, IL, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018, 2021, 2023 Ken Sutherland is Andrew W. Mellon Director of Scientific Research in the Department of Conservation and Science at the Art Institute of Chicago, where his main research interests concern the characterization of organic materials in works of art, using mass spectrometric and other analytical techniques, to inform an understanding of their technique, condition and appearance. ​ ​ All members

  • Nancy Turner

    Nancy Turner Conservator of Manuscripts The J. Paul Getty Museum Previous Next Los Angeles, CA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018 Nancy Turner (B.A. Art History/Anthropology, Stanford Univ.; M.A. History, UCLA) has been responsible for the care of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection of illuminated manuscripts since 1984. She specializes in the conservation treatment of parchment and painted illuminations, and publishes on the materiality of medieval manuscripts based on collaborative scientific research. ​ ​ All members

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  • Stefan Simon

    Stefan Simon Director The Rathgen Research Laboratory The National Museums Berlin Previous Next Berlin, Germany MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Stefan Simon is since 2005 Director of the Rathgen Research Laboratory with the National Museums Berlin. Trained as a heritage scientist, Simon earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. He served as a Council Member and Vice President of ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property. As Inaugural Director of Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Director of the Yale’s Global Microbiome reveals history of human-interactions in the museum - a pilot project Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Sarah Guérin

    Sarah Guérin Assistant Professor History of Art Department University of Pennsylvania Previous Next Philadelphia, PA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018 Sarah Guérin is a medieval art historian whose research focuses on ivory carvings from around the Mediterranean world. Some of the questions she has addressed concern materiality, notably inter-regional trade networks across the medieval world system, as well as technique, facture, and function in both liturgy and devotion. ​ ​ 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

  • Alicia McGeachy

    Alicia McGeachy Associate Research Scientist The Metropolitan Museum of Art Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2023 ​ ​ ​ All members

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