The Pigmentum Project team
Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh is a scientific consultant specialising in the analysis of fine art and other historical objects. He has a background in physics and is also a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Nicholas is overseeing much of the project as well as preparing entries for the Dictionary and the Optical Microscopy books. He is also programming the database.
Valentine Walsh Valentine Walsh is a practising paintings conservator with a great interest in the scientific study of paintings and in the wide availability of scientific techniques in the fields of art history and conservation. Valentine is also overseeing the project as well as carrying out documentary research and preparing entries for the Dictionary.
Dr. Henryk Herman Dr. Henryk Herman is a scientific consultant who researches, develops and implements innovative "remote sensing" and optical spectroscopy analytical solutions. Henryk has special expertise in organic analysis using techniques such as FTIR and Raman spectroscopy and is applying these to a survey of the project's pigment collection.
Dr. Tracey Chaplin Dr. Tracey Chaplin is a geologist specialising in applications of Raman spectroscopy. She is currently researching pigments in the Department of Chemistry, University College London. Tracey is collaborating on preparing the optical mineralogy data for the database as well as establishing the protocols needed in this area.
Dr. Ruth Siddall Dr. Ruth Siddall describes herself as an 'archaeo-geologist', with an interest in minerals used as pigments. She is based in the Department of Earth Sciences at University College, London. Ruth is collaborating on preparing the optical mineralogy data for the database as well as establishing the protocols needed in this area.
Dr. Peter Northover Dr. Peter Northover is a specialist in the application of microscopy techniques to the study of historical materials. Based in the Department of Materials Science at the University of Oxford, Peter has recently joined the team to apply his considerable experience to historical pigments.
Dr. Alison Crossley
Frank Cullen
Dr. Alison Crossley and Frank Cullen are specialists in X-ray diffraction and ESCA techniques. They both work in the Department of Materials Science, University of Oxford. Alison and Frank are currently preparing a high-quality XRD survey of the pigment collection.
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