Full-Time Faculty

Ioanna Kakoulli

Professor Materials Science and Engineering Department; Archaeomaterials Group; Co-Director Molecular and Nano Archaeology Laboratory at UCLA

Archaeological materials from the macro to the micro and to the nano length scale; forensic analytical imaging & conservation; materials science; archaeomimetism and archaeoinspired materials; Hellenistic and Roman painting; technology and synthesis of pigments; materials reverse engineering processing and diagenesis.

Contact Information

Email: kakoulli@ucla.edu
Office: Fowler A410
Phone: (310) 794-4915

Ellen Pearlstein

Professor, Information Studies and the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Internship Coordinator

Plant materials used as paint binders or patination materials on cultural objects; indigenous communities and conservation decision-making; the developing role of preventive conservation; conservation education.

Contact Information

Email: epearl@ucla.edu
Office: Fowler A410
Phone: (310) 794-4940

Glenn Wharton

Lore and Gerald Cunard Chair, UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Professor of Art History and Conservation of Material Culture

Archaeological Conservation; Illicit trade; Cultural heritage management, Contemporary Art Conservation with specialization in time-based media; Artist archives; Addressing social justice, inclusion, and climate change in conservation.

Contact Information

Email: glennwharton@ucla.edu
Office: Fowler A410
Phone: (310) 794-4855


Affiliated Faculty

Jane Bassett

Senior Conservator and Department Head, Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum

Bronze casting techniques Medieval to Modern. Technical study of bronze, terracotta, polychrome and marble sculpture. Preventive care of silver, stained glass and tapestries.

Contact Information

Email: jbassett@getty.edu

Phone: 310.440.7177


Emeritus Faculty

David A. Scott

Emeritus Professor and Founding Director, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program

Analysis of museum objects, the characterization of pigments, ancient metals and microstructure, the teaching of conservation, and the archaeometallurgy of preHispanic Colombia and Ecuador

Contact Information

Email: dascott@g.ucla.edu