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  • 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

  • Emily Kaplan

    Emily Kaplan Conservator Acting Head of Conservation National Museum of the American Indian Previous Next Washington, DC, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 Emily Kaplan has been an objects conservator at the National Museum of the American Indian since 1994; she currently serves as Acting Head of Conservation. Her research interests include materiality and provenance studies of historic and archaeological museum collections. Emily is committed to collaborative practice in conservation through partnerships with Indigenous communities and artists. She works closely with her colleagues to manage the NMAI Conservation Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship program. ​ ​ All members

  • Catherine Matsen

    Catherine Matsen Scientist Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library University of Delaware Previous Next Winterthur, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 Catherine Matsen is a conservation scientist at Winterthur Museum’s Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory (SRAL). She performs analysis on all types of decorative arts in the museum collection using a variety of spectroscopic and chromatographic instrumental techniques. Catherine teaches in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), and guest lectures about the role of materials analysis in material culture research to students in the Winterthur Program in America Material Culture (WPAMC). ​ ​ 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

  • Timothy Cleland

    Timothy Cleland Physical Scientist Smithsonian Institution Previous Next Washington, DC, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Speaker 2018 Dr. Cleland received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from North Carolina State University in 2012 where he developed paleoproteomic methods and applied them to variety of species. He applies mass spectrometry-based methods to detect proteins and characterize protein preservation from a variety of materials. High Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Characterize the Composition of Art Pieces Read Abstract ​ All members

  • Nicole Passeroti

    Nicole Passeroti Objects Conservator, Program Associate The UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage Previous Next Los Angeles, CA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2023 ​ ​ ​ All members

  • Alba Alvarez

    Alba Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellow Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Antwerp Previous Next Antwerp, Belgium MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 Alba Alvarez is currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Antwerp and the Rijksmuseum. From 2017 to 2019, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute. She holds a M.Sc. in Conservation Science and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Her research is focused on optimizing mass spectrometry protocols for the analysis of organic materials, with special interest in preventive conservation. ​ ​ All members

  • Kate Duffy

    Kate Duffy Research Scientist Philadelphia Museum of Art Previous Next Philadelphia, PA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 Dr. Kate Duffy is the senior scientist in the conservation department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She received a degree in chemistry from Hood College, Frederick, MD, and completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK, on the application of metabolomics to the study of archaeological finds. ​ ​ 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 , Steering Committee 2023 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

  • Lynn Lee

    Lynn Lee Senior Conservation Scientist M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong Previous Next Hong Kong MEMBER INFORMATION Team Presenter 2023 ​ A multimodal approach to the study of human-derived materials in contemporary artwork Co-authored with Chan Oi Yan Michelle, Alessandra Guarascio and Marc Walton. Read Abstract ​ All members

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