Nica Gutman Rieppi, Principal Investigator, New York
Nica Gutman Rieppi took a BA in History of Art and French at Emory University, Atlanta, before studying for her MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation at the State University College, Buffalo, and an MA in History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She held posts as Andrew Mellon Fellow, John H. McFadden Fellow and Assistant Conservator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since 2001, she has subsequently been Associate Conservator for the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the Conservation Center of the IFA in New York where she also taught graduate students technical examination and imaging techniques. She continues as Adjunct Professor. She has recently joined AA&R as Senior Research Associate, managing the company’s New York office. Ms. Rieppi’s academic interests focus on the technical examination of works of art and she has undertaken and published important studies such as on the recent rediscovery of Leonardo da Vinci’s lost Salvator Mundi.