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  • Adhesives

    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 Adhesives Used to glue or bind things together, biomolecule-based adhesives are incredibly wide ranging from proteins (hide or bone glues, egg, casein) to polysachharides (rice or wheat paste, plant gums) to lipids (beeswax) and more. Previous Next

  • Ellen Pearlstein

    Ellen Pearlstein Professor The American Wing UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Cultural HeritageNew York Previous Next Los Angeles, CA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 + 2018 ​ Ellen Pearlstein is a professor of Cultural Heritage Conservation at UCLA/Getty. She incorporates Indigenous instruction into graduate conservation education. Ellen is Director of the Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation, a Keck Prize awardee, and recent recipient of a Rome Prize. She is completing the upcoming Conservation and Stewardship of Indigenous Collections: Changes and Transformations, in the GCI’s Readings in Conservation series. All members

  • Caroline Solazzo

    Caroline Solazzo Museum Conservation Institute Smithsonian Institution Previous Next Suitland, MD, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018 ​ Dr. Solazzo has been a research scientist at MCI since 2017 and a research fellow since 2012. Her research is focused on the utilization of protein products in material culture and the development of proteomics methods for the analysis of ancient proteins in cultural heritage. She specializes in the characterization of keratin-based tissues and other textile fibers. All members

  • Asher Newsome

    Asher Newsome Research Physical Scientist Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute Previous Next Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Poster Presenter 2021 Non-proximate Ambient Mass Spectrometry Sampling of Large, Intact Cultural Heritage Objects G. Asher Newsome received his doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009, where he designed new instrumentation and methods for ion trap mass spectrometry. Since joining the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in 2017, he has been particularly focused on adapting ambient ionization methods to cultural heritage analysis. His research places special consideration on minimizing sample damage and analyzing objects too physically large for standard methods. Read Abstract All members

  • Christine Giuntini

    Christine Giuntini Conservator Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas The Metropolitan Museum of Art Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2018 ​ Christine Giuntini is a conservator working with the collections of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the MMA. Her research interests focus on fibrous organic materials, their associated attachments, fabrication/construction methods, and mount-centered display in lieu of invasive treatments. She has written or contributed to technical and historical essays and articles on West and Central African woven textiles, and Peruvian archeological featherworks and textiles. All members

  • Pamela Hatchfield

    Pamela Hatchfield Head of Objects Conservation (emertis) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Previous Next Boston, MA, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 ​ Pamela Hatchfield serves as Project Coordinator for Held in Trust, a collaboration between the National Endowment for Humanities and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, evaluating preservation and conservation needs in the United States. She is Emerita Head of Objects Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, the International Institute for Conservation and of the American Academy in Rome. All members

  • Wood

    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 Wood Wood is produced by the stems and roots of woody plants such as trees and shrubs. Structurally, wood is composed predominantly of cellulose polysacchharid fibers and lignin (a natural polymer chain). Previous Next

  • David Peggie

    David Peggie Senior Scientist The National Gallery Previous Next London, UK MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 ​ David obtained a Masters degree in Chemistry at The University of Edinburgh (2002) and then a PhD (2006) for research into the identification of dyes on historical textiles (in collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland). He joined the scientific department at the National Gallery, London, where he is now a Senior Scientist, using a variety of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for the characterisation of materials in support of conservation treatments and for the understanding of painting technique. All members

  • Frank Trujillo

    Frank Trujillo Drue Heinz Book Conservator The Morgan Library & Museum Previous Next New York, NY, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Steering Committee 2021 ​ Frank Trujillo is the Drue Heinz Book Conservator in the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum. He holds a MSLIS with an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from the University of Notre Dame. His research has focused on the materials and techniques of medieval manuscripts with a particular focus on French Romanesque bindings and the ninth and tenth century Coptic bindings collection at the Morgan. All members

  • Eric Monroe

    Eric Monroe Head, Scientific Laborary Section Preservation Research Testing Division Library of Congress Previous Next Washington, DC, USA MEMBER INFORMATION Participant 2021 ​ Dr. Eric Monroe is the Head of the Scientific Laboratory Section in the Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois in Analytical Chemistry. Prior to coming to the Library of Congress, his research career centered on the application of analytical chemistry techniques and methods to neuroscience, virology, and materials science in both academic and industrial settings. All members