Department of Conservation & Technology

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The research within the department of Conservation & Technology covers a wide variety of topics and disciplines within the field of the conservation of easel paintings including technical art historyconservation science and the development of conservation treatments. Apart from the research undertaken by members of staff there are three research fellows, one post-doctoral researcher and five PhD students.

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Painting Chemical Compounds
Paint Chemical Compounds
Pigments Chemical Compounds
Varnish Chemical Compounds
multivariate statistical analysis Physics & Astronomy
Surface-Active Agents Chemical Compounds
pigments Physics & Astronomy
Tensile strain Engineering & Materials Science


Photo of Pippa Balch

Pippa Balch

Photo of Aviva Burnstock

Aviva Burnstock

Person: Academic


Research Output 1984 2018

'A molecular study of modern oil paintings: investigating the role of dicarboxylic acids in the water sensitivity of modern oil paints'

Banti, D., La Nasa, J., Lluveras Tenorio, A., Modugno, F., van der Berg, K. J., Lee, J. A., Ormsby, B. A., Burnstock, A. & Bonaduce, I. Feb 6 2018 In : RSC Advances. 11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

'Interpreting technical evidence from spectral imaging of paintings by Édouard Manet in the Courtauld Gallery'

Amato, S. R., Burnstock, A., Cross, M., Janssens, K., Rosi, F., Cartechini, L., Fontana, R., Fovo, A. D., Paolantoni, M., Grazia, C., Romani, A., Michelin, A., Andraud, C., Tournié, A. & Dik, J. Jan 23 2018 In : X-Ray Spectrometry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imaging techniques
X rays

'The influence of science and technology on the conservation and technical study of paintings in the last 50 years: a personal viewpoint'

Burnstock, A. Jan 2018 The Picture so Far: 50 Years of Painting Conservation. Granville, A., Hinde, L., Plender, S., Tomlinson, H. & Wade, N. (eds.). Archetype, p. 32-58

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter