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Carolyn Carta

Getty Conservation Institute
Research Lab Assistant
Santa Monica, CA
Carolyn Carta joined the GCI in 2016 as a research lab assistant to lead scientific studies as part of the GCI's collaborative research project with the Disney Animation Research Library. She graduated in 2011 with a BA in art history, studio art, and chemistry from Trinity College and in 2014 received her MS in chemistry from the College of William and Mary. She has held internships at both the Wadsworth Atheneum and the National Gallery of Art. She is currently working on her PhD in materials science and engineering at the University of California Los Angeles. Her research focus is on the chemical and physical behavior of polymers used in adhesives, plastics, paints, and mixed media.