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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Technical study of modern drawings, materrial and meaning in twentieth century artists'  practice
  • Non-destructive, in situ analysis of artists' materials
  • Conservation training and development in workld conflict zones
  • Tacit knowledge in visual arts practice

Key Publications

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  • The Mechanism and Materials of Painting Colour ‘Ad Vivum’ in the Eighteenth Century, Mulholland, R. 27 Jun 2019, Ad vivum?: Visual Materials and the Vocabulary of Life-Likeness in Europe before 1800, Brill Academic Publishers
  • Identifying eighteenth century pigments at the Bodleian library using in situ Raman spectroscopy, XRF and hyperspectral imaging, Mulholland, R., Howell, D., Beeby, A., Domoney, K., Nicholson, K. Dec 2017, In: Heritage Science
  • Analysis of Watercolour Pigments Found in Thaddeus Haenke's Eighteenth Century Colour Chart and Attributed to Ferdinand Bauer, Mulholland, R. 24 Oct 2018, Ciencia y Arte VII
  • Painting by Numbers: Decoding Ferdinand Bauer’s Flora Graeca Colour Code, Mulholland, R. 17 Apr 2017
  • ‘And I know damned-well what he wanted!’ Deliberate Alteration and Interpretations of Intent in Several Late Sculptures by David Smith, Mulholland, R. 1 Feb 2014, The Real Thing?, London, Archetype Books
  • 'Multiplicar las asociaciones': David Smith y Pinturas Modernas, Mulholland, R. 1 Feb 2011, IIC-GEC 12a Jornada de Conservación de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, Spain
  • Art, Conservation and Conflict: War-damaged paintings at the National Gallery of Afghanistan, Mulholland, R. 27 Nov 2019, Art of the Lost: Discussing the Future of the Past

Qualifications

  • Conservation PhD June 01 2010
  • Conservation MA September 01 2000
  • History of Art BA (Hons) June 01 1996
  • Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy AFHEA 1

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