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Department Bibliography

Browse an abridged bibliography of our staff's published work.

*Current and former departmental staff are noted in bold.

Centeno, Silvia, Dorothy Mahon and David Pullins. “Refashioning the Lavoisiers.” Met Perspectives. New York: MMA, 2021.

Centeno, Silvia, Dorothy Mahon, Federico Carò and David Pullins. "Discovering the evolution of Jacques-Louis David’s portrait of Antoine-Laurent and Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier." Herit Sci 9, 84 (2021). 

Federica Pozzi, Elena Basso, Silvia A. Centeno, Isabelle Duvernois and Julie Arslanoglu. ‘A pioneer of acrylic painting: new insights into Carmen Herrera’s studio practice.’ Heritage Science, 2021, 9: 131.

Pullins, David, Dorothy Mahon and Silvia A. Centeno. “The Lavoisiers by David: technical findings on portraiture at the brink of revolution.” The Burlington Magazine, No. 1422. (September 2021): 780-791.

Centeno, Silvia, Dorothy Mahon, Federico Carò and José Luis Lazarte Luna. “New Light on the Use of Ash in the Ground Preparations of Baroque Paintings from Spain, North and South America.” Mobility Creates Masters: Discovering Artists’ Grounds 1550-1700. Archetype Publications. 2020. pp. 21-30.

Centeno, Silvia, and Sophie Scully. “Appendix: Characterizing the Underdrawing Material in the Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara” in Harmony in Bright Colors: Memlings Christ with Singing and music-making angels restored. Edited by Lizet Klaassen et al. Turnhout: Brepols 2020.

Digney-Peer, IsabelleKaren Thomas, Roy Perry, Joyce H. Townsend, Stephen Gritt. “The Imitative Retouching of Easel Paintings,” in Conservation of Easel Paintings, edited by J.H. Stoner and R. Rushfield, pp. 607-634, Routledge, 2020 (first ed. 2012).

Duvernois, Isabelle and Silvia A. Centeno. “A Face Is a Face Is a Face: Beneath Picasso’s Gertrude Stein.” 150th Anniversary: Conservation Stories. New York: MMA, 2020.

Dorothy Mahon, Silvia A. Centeno, Margaret Iacono, Federico Caró, Heike Stege and Andrea Obermeier. "Johannes Vermeer's Mistress and Maid: new discoveries cast light on changes to the composition and the discoloration of some paint passages." Heritage Science 8 no. 30 (2020).

Mahon, Dorothy, Federico Caró, Silvia A. Centeno and Javier Portús. "Retrato del caballero Velázquez: El mejor Veláquez." Ars magazine: Revista de arte y coleccionismo 42 (2019), pp. 58-69.

Mahon, Dorothy, Silvia A. Centeno and Louisa Smieska. "Cristóbal de Villalpando's Adoration of the Magi: A discussion of Artist Technique." Latin American & Latinx Visual Culture 1, no. 2 (April 2019), pp. 113-21.

Bezur, Aniko, Pedro Campos, Silvia Centeno, Isabelle Duvernois, Frauke Josenhans, Pablo Londero, Ana Gonçalves, Marcia Rizzutto and Cynthia Schwarz, "The Modigliani Technical Research Study:  Modigliani's Late Portraits." The Burlington Magazine. CLX. May 2018. 160. pp. 400-407.

Burnstock, Aviva, Isabelle Duvernois and Lena Stringari. "The Modigliani Technical Research Study: Modigliani's Painted Nudes 1916-17." The Burlington Magazine. CLX. April 2018. 160. pp. 319-324.

King, Annette, Isabelle Duvernois, Joe Fronek, Joyce H. Townsend and Silvia Centeno. "The Modigliani Technical Research Study: Modigliani in The South of France." The Burlington Magazine. CLX. May 2018. 160. pp. 394-399.

Lazarte Luna, José Luis, Dorothy Mahon, Silvia A. Centeno, Federico Carò and Louisa Smieska. "Old World, New World: Painting Practices in the Reformed 1686 Painter's Guild of Mexico City." In AIC Paintings Specialty Group Postprints 31 (2018). American Institute for Conservation, Paintings Specialty Group, pp. 69-74.

Mahon, Dorothy. "Thomas Cole's The Oxbow and the Consummation of Empire. A Technical Comparison." In Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser and Tim Barringer, with Dorothy Mahon, Christopher Riopelle, and Shannon Vittoria, Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings, pp. 106 -15. Exh. Cat., MMA, New York, and National Gallery, London. New York: MMA, 2018.

Mahon, Dorothy, Federico Caró and Silvia A. Centeno. "Painting with Recycled Materials: On the Morphology of Calcite Pseudomorphs as Evidence of the Use of Wood Ash Residues in Baroque Paintings." Heritage Science 6, no. 3 (2018).

Mahon, Dorothy, Federico Caró, Silvia A. Centeno and Nobuko Shibayama. "John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Hugh Hammersley: Colorants and Technical Choices to Depict an Evening Gown." Metropolitan Museum Journal 53 (2018), pp. 172-79.

Bayer, Andrea and Michael Gallagher with Silvia A. Centeno, John Delaney and Evan Read. "Andrea del Sarto's Borgherini Holy Family and Charity: Two Intertwined Late Works." Metropolitan Museum Journal 52 (2017).

Centeno, Silvia A., Charlotte Hale, Federico Carò, Anna Cesaratto, Nobuko Shibayama, John Delaney, Kathryn Dooley, Geert van der Snickt, Koen Janssens and Susan Alyson Stein. "Van Gogh's Irises and Roses: the contribution of chemical analyses and imaging to the assessment of color changes in the red lake pigments." Heritage Science 5, no. 18 (2017), pp. 1-11.

Gallagher, Michael. "Pulling Back the Curtain: Conservation Treatment, Painting Technique, and Questions Raised," in A Grand Tableau: Charles le Brun's Portrait of The Jabach Family. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer 2017 vol 75 no. 1.

Hale, Charlotte and Silvia A. Centeno. "Seurat's Circus Sideshow; Materials, Technique, Evolution", in Seurat's Circus Sideshow, by Richard Thomson, with contributions by Susan Alyson Stein, Charlotte Hale, and Silvia A. Centeno, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2017, pp. 112-116. 

Duvernois, Isabelle, Julie Arslanoglu and Silvia Centeno. "Cut from the Same Cloth: A Technical Comparison of Jackson Pollock's Pasiphaë and Mural." Getty Research Journal 9, pp. 61-78.

Duvernois, Isabelle and Rachel Mustalish. "'The Livingness of Appearance' Materials and Techniques of Marsden Hartley in Maine" by Isabelle Duvernois and Rachel Mustalish, excerpted from Marsden Hartley's Maine. Copyright © 2017 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Mahon, Dorothy, Andrea Bayer, and Silvia A. Centeno. "An Examination of Paolo Veronese's Alessandro Vittoria." Metropolitan Museum Journal 52 (2017), pp. 117-27.

Mahon, Dorothy and Silvia A. Centeno. "Technical Studies: Murillo's Self-Portrait of ca. 1650-55." In Xavier Salomon and Letizia Treves, with contributions by María Álvarez Garcillán et al., Murillo: The Self-Portraits, pp. 116-20. Exh. cat., Frick Collection, New York, and National Gallery, London; 2017-18. New York: Frick Collection; New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2017.

Monahan, Anne, Isabelle Duvernois and Silvia Centeno. "Working My Thought More Perfectly. Horace Pippin's The Lady of the Lake.Metropolitan Museum Journal 52 (2017), pp. 94-115.

Digney-Peer, Shawn Review of Historical Perspectives on Preventive Conservation, by Sarah Staniforth, 2013. College Art Association (CAA) Reviews (2016).

Gallagher, Michael. "The Arrogance of Intervention: Restoring the Unfinished." in Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,  Baum, K., Bayer, A., Wagstaff, S., Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016, pp. 42-47.

Scully, Sophie, and Christine Seidel. "A Tüchlein by Justus van Ghent: The Adoration of the Magi in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Re-Examined." Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art 8:1 (Winter 2016). DOI: 10.5092/jhna.2016.8.1.3.

Duvernois, Isabelle and Silvia A. Centeno et al. “Anselm Kiefer: A Study of His Artistic Materials.” Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, April 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s12520-015-0238-3.

Bartolozzi, Giovanni, Marcelo Picollo, Veronica Marchiafava, Silvia A. Centeno, Isabelle Duvernois, Francesca Girolamo, Francesca Modugno, Jacopo La Nasa, Maria Perla Colombini and Antonio Rava. "Anselm Kiefer: a study of his artistic materials." Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (2015) 8, pp. 563-574

Digney-Peer, Shawn and Cynthia Moyer. "A Conservation History of America Today." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 57, no. 3 (Winter 2015), pp. 45-47

Miller, Asher Ethan, and Sophie Scully. "The Pont Neuf: A Paris View by Johan Barthold Jongkind Reconsidered." Metropolitan Museum Journal 50 (2015), pp. 178-193.

Rutherglen, Susannah and Charlotte Hale. "In a New Light: Giovanni Bellini's 'St. Francis in the Desert'"; Contributions by Denise Allen, Michael F. Cusato, O.F.M., Anne-Marie Eze with Raymond Carlson, and Joseph Godla. With the assistance of Katie Steiner. The Frick Collection, New York, in association with D Giles Ltd., London, 2015.

Hale, Charlotte. “A Template for Experimentation; Cézanne’s process and the Paintings of Hortense Fiquet.” In Madame Cézanne, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2014, pp. 45-71.

Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin, and Dorothy Mahon. “Technical Brilliance Revealed: Bingham's Fur Traders Descending the Missouri.” In Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014, pp. 135–55.

Miller, M. Alan, and George Bisacca. “Recent Developments in the Evolution of Spring-Loaded Secondary Supports for Previously Thinned Panel Paintings.” In American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Paintings Specialty Group Postprints 26 (2014).

Digney-Peer, Shawn, Isabelle Duvernois, Julie Arslanoglu, Silvia A. Centeno. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Investigation of Materials and Techniques." Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 52(3) (2013), pp. 140-155.

Gallagher, Michael. "Jacopo Bassano's Baptism of Christ," Bayer, A., Gallagher, M., and Centeno, S., artibus et historiae, no. 68, 2013, pp. 83-104.

Duvernois, Isabelle. "A Slight Shift in Perspective." In Matisse in Search of True Painting, Edition: Yale University Press, London, 2012 ed. Dorthe Aagesen and Rebecca Rabinow.

Moyer, Cynthia. "Ornamental Opulence: The French Régence frame in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The American Institute for Conservation, Wooden Artifacts Group Postprints, Albuquerque NM, May 2012.

Gallagher, Michael. "A new painting by Perino del Vaga: recent cleaning and technical observations', Gallagher, M., The Burlington Magazine, CLIII (2011), pp. 650-652

Gallagher, Michael. "Velázquez's Philip IV in the Metropolitan Museum." Metropolitan Museum Journal 45, (2011), pp.187-198

Hale, Charlotte, Julie Arslanoglu and Silvia A. Centeno, "Granacci in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Aspects of Evolving Workshop Practice", in Studying Old Master Paintings - Technology and Practice, postprints of The National Gallery Technical Bulletin 30th Anniversary Conference, Archetype Publications, London, 2011, pp. 59-64.

Miller, M. Alan. "Marvel Seal Envelopes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." In The Picture Restorer. London: BAPCR, April 2011.

Miller, M. AlanGeorge Bisacca, and Dimitri Galitzine. "The Development of a Spring Mechanism for use in Conjunction with Auxiliary Supports for Previously Thinned Panels." In Facing the Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation: Trends, Treatments, and Training, 59–68. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2011.

Duvernois, Isabelle. Technical notes. In Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe, edited by Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat. New York: MMA, 2011.


Burnstock, Aviva, Charlotte Hale, Caroline Campbell and Gabriella Macaro, "Cézanne's Development of the Card Players," in "Cézanne's Card Players", Edited by Nancy Ireson and Barnaby Wright, The Courtauld Gallery in association with Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2010, pp. 35-53.

Digney-Peer, Shawn. Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (technical notes), edited by Gary Tinterow and Susan Alyson Stein. Exhibition Catalogue, New York: MMA, 2010.

Digney-Peer, Shawn, and J. Arslanoglu. "Residues and Surface Changes on Paint and Paper Surfaces after Absorene® Sponge Dry Cleaning," in postprints of CLEANING 2010: New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings. Conference held at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, May 26th–28th, 2010.

Mahon, Dorothy, Silvia A. Centeno, Mark T. Wypyski, Xavier F. Salomon, and Andrea Bayer. "Technical Study of Three Allegorical Paintings by Paolo Veronese." In Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science, and Technology 1 (2010): 83–108.

Duvernois, Isabelle.  "A Technical Study of Henry Lerolle's Organ Rehearsal." Metropolitan Museum Journal 45 (2010), pp. 217-224. 10.2307/41558062.

Gallagher, Michael. "New Information on Velázquez's portrait of Philip IV at Fraga in The Frick Collection, New York," Pérez d'Ors, P., and Gallagher, M., The Burlington Magazine, CLII (2010), pp. 652-659

Duvernois, Isabelle.  Technical Notes. In Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, edited by Gary Tinterow. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press, 2010.


Christiansen, Keith and Michael Gallagher. "Michelangelo's First Painting," Nuovi Studi, XIV (2009), pp. 37-50.

Gallagher, Michael. "A Velázquez Unveiled." In Velázquez Rediscovered, Brown, J, Christiansen, K., and Gallagher, M., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009.

Gallagher, Michael and Lesley Stevenson. "The Artist's Technique and the Conservation of the Painting," in Benjamin West & The Death of the Stag: The Story behind the Painting and its Conservation, Clifford, T., Gallagher, M. and Smailes, H., National Galleries of Scotland, 2009.

Mahon, Dorothy. "Hobemma's Village among Trees Undergoes Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Frick Collection Member's Magazine, Spring/Summer 2009, p. 15.

Mahon, Dorothy, Silvia A. Centneo. "The Chemistry of Aging in Oil Paintings: Metal Soaps and Visual Changes." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer 2009, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, pp. 12-19.


Charlotte Hale, "Dating Velázquez's 'The Supper at Emmaus'", Metropolitan Museum Journal 40, 2005, pp. 67-78.

Mahon, Dorothy, Silvia A. Centeno. "A Technical Study of John Singer Sargent's Portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau." MMJ 40 (2005), pp. 121-129.


Moyer, Cynthia. "Finish Conservation on a Deming and Bulkley, circa 1825 New York City Classical pier table: An Evolution." The American Institute for Conservation, Wooden Artifacts Group, Arlington, VA, June 2003.

Moyer, Cynthia. "The Conservation of a Set of Furniture Made for Thierry de Ville d'Avray: Discoveries in Gilding and Upholstery Practices in Eighteenth-century Paris" Apollo, May 2003.

Duvernois, Isabelle.  "Moholy-Nagy’s “Vision in Motion” Stilled: A Study of Wire Mesh Plastic Laminate Deterioration."  Association of North American Graduate Programs in the Conservation of Cultural Property Conference Paper, April 2003.



Hale, Charlotte. "Paul Gauguin"s Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Recent Revelations through Technical Examination", in Colta Ives and Susan Stein; with Charlotte Hale and Marjorie Shelley, The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2002, pp. 175-95.


Gallagher, Michael. Die Restaurierung der Berliner Altarflügel des Meisters der Darmstädter Passion', in Maler des Lichte : Der Meister der Darmstädter Passion, Potsdam 2000, pp. 71-79.

Hale, Charlotte. "The Technique and Materials of The Intercession of Christ and the Virgin attributed to Lorenzo Monaco," In The Fabric of Images/ European Paintings on Textile Supports in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. Edited by Caroline Villers. Archetype Publications, London, 2000, pp. 31-41.

Tinterow, Gary, Charlotte Hale, and Eric Bertin. "Portraits of Ingres: Image of an Epoch: Reflections, Technical Observations, Addenda and Corrigenda", Metropolitan Museum Journal 25, 2000, pp. 193-219.


Gallagher, Michael. "Digital Imaging of Autoradiographs from Paintings by Georges de La Tour," C.-O. Fischer, C.-O., Gallagher, M., Laurenze, Schmidt, C., Slusallek, K., Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A, Volume 424, Issue 1, 1999, pp. 258-262.


Gallagher, Michael. "Die Benutzung von Schablonen in Hans Multschers Wurzacher Altar," Poster for the Exhibition: Schaufenster der Wissenschaft - Forschung für die Kunst, Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, 17-27 September 1998.

Gallagher, Michael. "The Wings of Hans Multscher’s Wurzacher Altar: the Use of Stencils for the Painting of Foliage," Poster for the IIC Dublin Congress, 7-11 September 1998.


Gallagher, Michael. "The Passion Scenes of the Wurzacher Altar: Restoration and Painting Technique," Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, 38, Berlin, 1996, pp. 201-213.

Moyer, Cynthia. "Conservation of the Darnault Mirror: An Acrylic Emulsion Compensation System" AIC Journal, Fall 1996


Hale, Charlotte. "Restoring Bartolommeo Bonghi" in "The Changing Image: Studies in Paintings Conservation", The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 1993/94, pp. 20-25.


Gallagher, Michael. The Roberson Archive: Inventory of Written and Printed Material and Case Study on the Accounts of Ford Maddox Brown, unpublished research project, Hamilton Kerr Institute, 1991.

Moyer, Cynthia. "Conservation Treatments for Border and Freehand Gilding and Bronze-Powder Stenciling and Freehand Bronze" in Gilded Wood: Conservation and History. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1991.