Kim Muir has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago since 2005 where she currently serves as Research Conservator for Paintings in the Department of Conservation and Science. Her research focuses on the study of artists’ materials and methods using a range of scientific imaging and analysis techniques. In recent years, she has published and lectured on the painting techniques of Claude Monet, Édouard Manet and Pablo Picasso, and participated in the development of an innovative digital platform for presenting in depth art historical and conservation research, which culminated in the online collection catalogue series The Impressionist Circle at the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her Master of Art Conservation and PhD in Art History from Queen’s University in Canada. Prior to arriving in Chicago, she held fellowships in paintings conservation at the Canadian Conservation Institute, Harvard Art Museums, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.