John Twilley

Independent Conservation Scientist
Hawthorne, New York
John Twilley has conducted scientific research in art conservation since 1973. He served as Conservation Scientist of the J. Paul Getty Museum from 1977-78. In 1979 he returned to analytical work in microelectronics and began teaching within the Graduate Program in Historic Resources Management, UC Riverside, through 1999. Twilley headed the scientific laboratory of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1986 until establishing a New York-based independent practice in Art Conservation Science in 1999. Since then he has worked for a spectrum of public and private institutions on problems of attribution, artists’ techniques, ancient materials, and alteration phenomena. Since 2006 he has served as Mellon Science Advisor to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Twilley is a member of the ACS, Fellow of the AIC and IIC, and former President of WAAC.