Ken Sutherland is a scientist in the department of conservation and science at the Art Institute of Chicago. He held previous positions as a scientist in the conservation department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Research Fellow in the scientific research department of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. He received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Amsterdam, a diploma in the conservation of easel paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and a B.Sc. in biochemistry from University College London. His research interests include the characterization of organic materials in artworks and their deterioration.

See also: Lecture 019.001