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Janet G. Douglas

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
Research Associate
Janet G. Douglas recently retired as the Head of Technical Studies at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, where she applied heritage science, material research and technical support to Smithsonian museum collections. In 2014 she came from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art’s Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, where she was a conservation scientist for over 20 years. Her area of research has focused on the analysis of a variety of inorganic materials relating to Asian art, particularly stone sculpture, jade, bronze, and other archaeological materials to answer questions of provenance, cultural context, and method of manufacture.