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Maureen Cross

  • Strand, Somerset House

    WC2R 0RN London

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Maureen was appointed in 2005 as a full-time lecturer in the Conservation & Technology Department. She has a BA Hons. in Art History from Hunter College: City University of New York. She has worked at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum-Smithsonian Institution. She then moved to the UK to study easel paintings conservation at the University of Northumbria, completing her MA with Distinction in 1998. She has since worked as a professional conservator at Tate, the Manchester Galleries, and the National Museums of Liverpool.

Research interests

  • Materials and techniques of modern and contemporary artists.
  • Applied conservation research for treatment solutions


Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings

  • History of Artists Materials and Techniques
  • History and Practice of Written and Photographic Documentation
  • Practical Conservation and Restoration of Easel Paintings
  • Practical Paintings Techniques for Replicas
  • Research Seminar – Considering Contemporary and Modern Art
  • Physical History of Works of Art

Education/Academic qualification

University of Northumbria

… → 1998

Hunter College: City University of New York

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Research Output

'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

  • ‘The Making of Fiona Rae, RA: In Conversation with a Young British Artist’

    Cross, M. & Rutka, F., 2014, In : Immediations . 3 , p. 96-118

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    ‘History and Use of Other Ridig Supports for Easel Paintings from Early Rennaissance to 20th Century’

    Cross, M., Horovitz, I., Blewett, M., Ormsby, B., Wadum, J. & Holubec, I., 2012, The Conservation of Easel Paintings. Hill-Stoner, J. & Rushfield, R. (eds.). London: Butterworths-Elsevier, p. 51-115

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    ‘Protecting Impermanence: a preliminary investigation into the care of temporary artworks’

    Cross, M., Pearson, H. & Barker, R., 2012, In : Immediations . 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle