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Marc Walton

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Co-Director, Center for the Scientific Studies in the Arts
Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Areas of Focus

  • Ancient works of art and artifacts
  • Art history
  • Conservation
  • Imaging technologies for conservation


  • Imaging technologies to enhance conservation science
  • Numerous collaborative initiatives with research groups across Northwestern University (computer science, art history, classics, materials sciences, geochemistry)
  • Scientific research projects to investigate art objects in collaboration with cultural heritage institutions representing a broad spectrum of disciplines (from anthropology to contemporary art) and geographical reach (both U.S. and internationally)