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Art Kaplan

Getty Conservation Institute
Research Lab Associate
Los Angeles, CA
Art Kaplan has spent a decade working on the application of analytical instrumentation to the identification and study of photographic processes and materials. His research focuses on the use of noninvasive and nondestructive techniques in the identification of photographic processes. In addition his research has focused on detailed analytical study of black-and-white photographic papers as a tool for provenance and authentication studies. His past work included scientific analysis of View from the Window at Le Gras and three other images by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce for which he was co-recipient of the Colin Ford Award from the Royal Photographic Society in 2011. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from California State University Northridge. Current GCI project: Photographic Processes Research.