David A. Scott



David A. Scott holds a joint appointment as Professor in Art History and Archaeology. He has degrees from the University of Reading and the University of London and a Ph.D.in ancient metallurgy from University College, London in 1982. From 1981-1987 he was a lecturer at the Department of Conservation and Materials Science,Institute of Archaeology, London, and Head of the Museum Research Laboratory at the J. Paul Getty Museum from 1987-2002, before joining the UCLA faculty. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1992 and a fellow of the International Institute for Conservation in 1994. Since 1984 he has served as editor for the international journal, Studies in Conservation. His book "Copper and Bronze in Art: Corrosion, Colorants, Conservation" won the prize from the Association of American Publishers as the best Scholarly/Art book Published in the USA in 2002. He is the author of over 70 published papers. His current research interests focus on the problems of the identification of pigments, the metallography of art objects, and the conservation of ancient metallic artefacts.