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About the Authors

Faya Causey is the head of the academic programs department at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. She was educated at the University of California, receiving her BA at UC Riverside and her MA and PhD degrees at UC Santa Barbara. A lifelong fascination with the ancient resin began on a student trip to the British Museum, where she first encountered Etruscan carved ambers. Dr. Causey began her professional life as an academic, teaching at the Art Center College of Design and California State University, Long Beach. She has lectured and published internationally on antiquity, contemporary art, and museums. She is the author of Amber and the Ancient World (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012).

Jeff Maish is an associate conservator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, where he has worked since 1988. He has conducted research and worked on the treatment of Attic ceramics and bronzes in the Getty's collection and in cooperation with other institutions, in addition to his work with ambers.

Herant Khanjian is an assistant scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, where has worked since 1988. He specializes in the study of organic material found in traditional and modern works of art, using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.

Michael R. Schilling is a senior scientist in charge of the organic materials laboratory of the Getty Conservation Institute, where he has worked since 1983.

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. Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles: Getty P, 2012. museumcatalogues.getty.edu. Web. 20 July 2019.


. In Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum, last modified August 1, 2012, accessed 20 July 2019. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2012. museumcatalogues.getty.edu/amber/.

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