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INVITED SPEAKER 5 - Understanding the Dynamics of Lead Soaps in Oil Paintings
Tuesday 15 March 2016, 10:45 - 11:15
Speaker: Silvia Centeno

Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA


Silvia A. Centeno is currently a Research Scientist in Department of Scientific Research (DSR) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), in New York, where her main responsibilities include the investigation of the material aspects of works of art, with a focus on paintings, works of art on paper, and photographs.  Since 2012, she has been working with a team of scientists at the MMA, the University of Delaware, and at other institutions, in the project ‘Structure and Dynamics of Metal Soap Aggregates at the Pigment/Binder Interface. A Multinuclear Solid-State NMR Study for Understanding Aging and Degradation Processes in Cultural Heritage Objects,’ funded by the US National Science Foundation. Silvia received a PhD in Chemistry from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, and started at the MMA as an L.W. Frohlich Fellow in the Objects Conservation Department to study unusual gilding techniques in Precolumbian metalwork.

INV5 Understanding the Dynamics of Lead Soaps in Oil Paintings 
Jaclyn Catalano2, Anna Murphy3, Yao Yao3, Nicholas Zumbulyadis4, Silvia Centeno*1, Cecil Dybowski3
1Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA, 2Montclair State University, USA, 3University of Delaware, USA, 4Independent Researcher, USA