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Glenn Gates

Glenn Alan Gates is the Conservation Scientist at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Glenn completed a PhD in Physical (Polymer) Chemistry from the University of South Florida, and a Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida. Previously, he was the Head Research Scientist at the Detroit Institute of Arts and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Art Museums. At Harvard, Glenn collaborated with the contemporary artist Sharon Lockhart to create five life-sized Chromogenic prints titled The Testing of Assumptions: Glenn Gates, Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard University, 2005 that were exhibited at the Gio Marconi Gallery in Milan, 2005 to coincide with the 51st Venice Biennale. Glenn’s scientific research appears in numerous volumes, including John Singer Sargent’s “Triumph of Religion” at the Boston Public Library: Creation and Restoration, Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe and Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection, and in journals, including Analytical Chemistry and Heritage Science. Since 2010, Glenn has helped rejuvenate the Art Division of the American Ceramic Society into the current Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division (AACS); he served as President in 2014 and is the current Treasurer of AACS. Research interests include applications of nanotechnology to the preservation of cultural heritage, and leveraging research discoveries for education in science and technology.