Kristin deGhetaldi holds a BA in Chemistry (2003), an MA in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation specializing in easel paintings (2008), and a PhD in Preservation Studies from the University of Delaware (2016). She has held internships and contract positions at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has maintained a private practice since 2008 and continues to be involved with teaching art conservation and technical art history at the graduate/undergraduate level. Kristin has also been involved in a number of web-based initiatives including the Kress Technical Art History Website and MITRA (the Materials Information and Technical Resources for Artists).
Each entry in this catalogue includes a technical summary, which documents the materials and techniques used by the artists in the creation of the paintings, as well as any changes and any documented treatments. These summaries are based on the contents of examination reports, treatment reports, analytical reports, and technical images compiled by a number of different contributors. The majority of the examination reports and technical summaries in the first edition of the online catalogue were prepared by Annette Rupprecht. Technical summaries prepared for the second and third (current) editions of catalogue were written by Joanna Dunn, Kristin deGhetaldi, Sophie Scully, and Gerrit Albertson. The current edition of the catalogue cites these authors’ contributions in the respective summaries.