Dr Pia Gottschaller is a technical art historian with a focus on modern and contemporary art from Europe, North America and Latin America.
She is currently Senior Lecturer in the Conservation and Technology Department at The Courtauld Institute of Art. From 2015–2017, Pia was a Senior Research Specialist in the Science Department of the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles. Prior to the Getty, she worked at the Tate, London, and has held research fellowships at Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Pia has a BA in art history from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, a diploma in painting conservation from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a PhD from Technische Universität München. Her research has focused on issues of technical art history on postwar artists. She leads the GCI's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA project—a technical study into select works from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, with the aim of gaining a comprehensive understanding of artistic painting practices in Argentina and Brazil in the 1940s and 50s.