Thiago Sevilhano Puglieri


Ph.D. Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, 2015
Phone 310-206-6905
Office Dodd Hall 247E


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.



  • Puglieri, T. S.; Madden, O.; Andrade, G. F. S. “SHINERS in cultural heritage: Can SHINERS spectra always be compared with normal Raman spectra? A study of alizarin and its adsorption in the silicon dioxide shell”. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, v. 52, n. 8, p. 1406-1417, 2021.
  • Puglieri, T. S.; Milheira, R. G.; Del Lama, E. A.; Magon, P. M.; Santos, S. S. “Multi-technique investigation of potshards of a cerrito (earthen mound) from southern Brazil”. Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, v. 206, p. 48-56, 2019.  
  • Puglieri, T. S.; Ribeiro, D. L.; de Souza, D. V.; Gastaud, C.; Yamasaki, A.; Schneid, P. S. Teaching of science and heritage education: a methodological fusion for teaching of chemistry, heritage preservation, and scientific popularization”. Ciência & Educação (Bauru), v. 25, n. 2, p. 449-466, 2019.


  • Brandt, J.; Wagner, I.; Puglieri, T. S. “Die Skulpturen der ehemaligen Jesuitenmissionen in Paraguay – Mal- und Fasstechniken”. In: Emmerling, E.; Gramatke, C. (Org.) “Die polychromen Holzskulpturen der jesuitischen Reduktionen in Paracuaria, 1609 – 1767. Kunsttechnologische Untersuchungen unter Berücksichtigung des Beitrags deutscher Jesuiten”. 1ed. München: TUM, 2019, v. 2, p. 41-70.


  • Bernardino, N. D.; Puglieri, T. S.; Faria, D. L. A. “Effect of MnO2 and α-Fe2O3 on organic binders degradation investigated by Raman spectroscopy”. Vibrational Spectroscopy, v. 70, p. 70-77, 2014.


  • Faria, D. L. A.; Cavicchioli, A.; Puglieri, T. S. “Indoors lead corrosion: reassessing the role of formaldehyde”. Vibrational Spectroscopy, v. 54,  n. 2, p. 159-163, 2010.



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