Grace Kim studies technologies for art and heritage restoration, asking how scientists today are contributing to concepts of authenticity. Drawing from STS as well as the anthropology of art and heritage, she investigates what happens to art and heritage materials as various scientists use light, bacteria, and nanotechnology to collaborate with conservators and to treat deterioration. Her field sites include the US and Italy.
Grace received her AB in History and Science at Harvard and MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge.
anthropology of art and heritage; conservation; material and visual culture; museum studies