From the Dictionary of Art Historians:
In 1958, Millard Meiss left Harvard to be Professor of Art at the Institute for Advanced Study, succeeding Erwin Panofsky, his former teacher. In 1962 he published, with Leonetto Tintori, The Painting of The Life of St. Francis in Assisi, a book using technical evidence in mural painting to settle large debates of art history. He edited the Festschrift for Panofsky in 1963. … His research focus broadened in the 1960s to include manuscript illumination. His series French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry began appearing in 1967. Meiss's Great Age of Fresco: Discoveries, Recoveries and Survivals, 1970, was the result of excavation of Santa Croce after the flood, which revealed sinopia cartoons. It is not only a technical explanation of the history of fresco painting, but an account of the rescue of Italian art. ... Meiss sought to incorporate traditional connoisseurship methodology into art-historical work of a broader range which included social history and Panofsky's brand of iconography.