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Francesca Casadio

The Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University
Andrew W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist and Co-director NU-ACCESS
Chicago, Illinois

Francesca Casadio joined the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 to establish and direct a state of the art conservation science laboratory. In January 2018, she will assume the post of Executive Director of Conservation and Science in the same institution. Dr. Casadio has also established and co-directs the Northwestern University/ Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS). Francesca Casadio received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Milan, Italy. She was the recipient of the L’Oréal Art and Science of Color Silver Prize in 2006.