David A. Scott held a joint appointment as Professor in Art History and in the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. He received his Ph.D.in ancient metallurgy from University College, London (1982) and taught at the Department of Conservation and Materials Science, Institute of Archaeology, London until 1987.  He was appointed Head of the Museum Research Laboratory at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1987 and served until 2002 when he joined the UCLA faculty. His book Copper and Bronze in Art: Corrosion, Colorants, Conservation won the prize from the Association of American Publishers as the best Scholarly/Art book (2002). He is the author of over 70 published papers and his most recent book Art: Authenticity, Restoration, Forgery was published in 2016; his current research interests focus on the problems of the identification of pigments, the metallography of art objects, and the conservation of ancient metallic artifacts. Contact: dascott@ucla.edu