Pigmentum welcomes Peter Paul Biro

We are delighted to welcome Peter Paul Biro into our circle of collaborators. Paul, based in Montreal, Canada, is a conservator by training, but has many years’ experience as a microscopic analyst working on paintings.

His main focus since 1984 has been physical evidence from paintings, notably the identification and use of fingerprints and, now, recovery of DNA evidence. These approaches provide an exciting new perspective on establishing reference points for materials studies.

As well as pursuing his physical evidence studies in conjunction with Pigmentum Paul is also currently involved in the development and field-testing of the Lazurite database, helping establish it as a powerful collaborative tool.