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Thiago Sevilhano Puglieri

Assistant Professor
Department: Art History
100 Dodd Hall
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417
Campus mailcode: 141702
Tel: (310) 206-6905
Keywords: Brazil, Art History, Archaeology

Thiago Puglieri’s teaching and research are located at the intersections of art history, chemistry, and conservation, inside Heritage Science. His interests are in technical studies, Latin American art history, modern and contemporary art, indigenous objects, relationships among tangibility and intangibility in Conservation Science and Preventive Conservation, and theories and methodologies in Technical Art History.

Professor Puglieri is currently the vice president of ANTECIPA (National Association of Research in Heritage Science and Technology, Brazil), coordinator of the division ‘Investigation of Materials, Systems, and Techniques’ of the ‘Technical Commission for Cultural Heritage’ of ABENDI (Brazilian Association of Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection), and member of the International Advisory Committee of the project ‘An International Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science’ from NICAS (Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art, and Science).

Prior to joining the Department of Art History at UCLA, he was a professor at the ‘Department of Museology, Conservation, and Restoration’ of the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil, from 2015 to 2022 – also teaching and supervising students in the Program of Social Memory and Cultural Heritage), and was a Visiting Researcher at the Getty Conservation Institute from 2019 to 2020.