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Michele Derrick

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Scientist/Researcher
Boston, MA
Michele R. Derrick is a chemist and conservation scientist with more than twenty years’ experience analyzing and characterizing materials. She worked at the University of Arizona Analytical Center and then for twelve years as a conservation scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute before taking on a dual role as a consultant for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and as a chemist at a commercial analytical laboratory. She holds a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to compile a database on materials used in the production and conservation of historic and artistic objects and sites.