Elsa Arroyo Lemus studies the technical dimension of New Spain’s painting during Sixteenth-Century with a special emphasis on works created by artists that travelled to the New World from the Iberian context. She is conservator - restorer of cultural heritage from Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía (Mexico INAH) and has a bachelor’s degree in history from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) where she received her master (2008) and Ph.D. (2015) in art history. Her doctoral dissertation investigates the cultural biography of a series of paintings by the Flemish painter Marten de Vos, which arrived to Mexico City during the decade of 1580. Her interests include the presence and circulation of European “agents” (artists, paintings and engravings) in New Spain’s artistic centers; and the move, transmission and preservation of artists’ traditions and it’s interaction with local practices. Elsa Arroyo is researcher at Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, and is teaching currently in the field of “technical art history” at Graduate Program of Art History at UNAM. She was head of the Laboratorio de Diagnóstico de Obras de Arte at Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM (2010 - 2014), an area that promotes research initiatives on techniques and materials of Mexican art and the application of new methodologies for technical examination.