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Catherine Schmidt Patterson

Getty Conservation Institute
Associate Scientist
Los Angeles, California
Catherine Schmidt Patterson received her PhD in physical chemistry at Northwestern University. Her primary areas of research are the use of non- or minimally invasive techniques such as Raman microspectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, technical imaging to study works of art, development of new analytical methodologies, and technology transfer for the benefit of cultural heritage science. Prior to becoming a staff member in 2009, she was a GCI Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science (2007–2009). Current GCI projects: Technical Studies research, DISCO, and Researching Florentine Workshop Practice.