Frank Preusser, PhD

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Senior Conservation Scientist and Project Manager
Los Angeles

Frank D. Preusser received his PhD in chemistry in 1973 from the Technical University in Munich, Germany.  From 1973 to 1983 he was head of the scientific laboratory of the Doerner Institut in Munich. From 1983 to 1993 he worked at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles where he held the positions of Director of Scientific Research, Head of Publications, Associate Director for Programs, and Acting Co-Director.   Since 1993, he has worked as an independent conservation consultant in the areas of collections environments, architecture and archaeological sites, as well as in the scientific examination of works of art and archaeological objects.  From 1995 to 1999 he was guest-professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, teaching the scientific examination and conservation of works of art and artifacts. He is presently the Senior Conservation Scientist at the Conservation Center of the Los Angeles County Museum Art.