OTHER CONSERVATION PROJECTS
 

Research Project - Pigment analysis of the wall paintings in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

UCLA/Getty Masters Program, 2006-2007

Analytical research assisted in the discovery of the earliest oil-based paints used in wall paintings.  This work was done in conjuncture with members of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the UCLA Pasarow Mass Spectrometry Laboratory for the Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation (JCICC).

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Old Master Drawing Project, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles

Contract illustration/conservation, GCI Science, 2006

Created hand-drawn reproductions of 10 Old Master Drawings from the Getty collections using traditional methods and materials. The drawings were used to study light degradation of materials and the effects on drawings from altering UV, visible and IR spectrums in museum light sources. Supervised by Jim Druzik, Senior Scientist, and paid for by the Getty Trust.


reproductions drawn by Christian de Brer for lighting study
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University of California, Los Angeles

Research Assistant to David Scott, Chair of the UCLA/Getty Masters Program on the Conservation of Ethnographic and Archaeological Materials, 2004-2005

Assisted with conservation research and analysis, and preparation of conservation classes, such as “Characterization of Archeological Materials”, “Conservation Principles and Decisions” and “Ancient Metals”. Preparation of these classes involved subject research, creation of lecture presentations, development of course readers and related handouts, assistance with class exercises, grading of papers, and facilitation of guest speakers. Also assisted in preparing graduate conservation courses for the UCLA/Getty Masters Program. Other projects involved photo-documentation, FTIR and XRF analysis of bronze and iron sculptures for use in published articles and books. Supervised by David Scott and paid for by a grant from the Getty Trust.

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Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Los Angeles

Mural Painter, 1994

Painted 2 murals for SPARC, one commemorating the 1994 World Cup and one for the World Arts and Cultures Department of UCLA. Supervised by Judy Baca, Director of SPARC.