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Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Student Scholarship in Technical Art History

From: Erma Hermens <e.hermens>
Date: Friday, August 31, 2007
Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Student Scholarship in Technical Art History

The Department of History of Art at the University of Glasgow, in
collaboration with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research
Centre (SUERC), is seeking to award a fully funded PhD student
scholarship starting in the academic year 2007-2008. The four-year
student scholarship is funded through the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith
Research programme.

The Kelvin/Smith postgraduate will work on a specific project: '17th
Century Antwerp Studio Practice, an interdisciplinary approach',
carried out with the support of Glasgow Museums, National Galleries
of Scotland, and Hunterian Art Gallery. The Postgraduate Project
should entail a thorough art historical and technical analysis of
the works involved, including preliminary stages such as drawings
and oil sketches. The research project should address the
characteristics of Antwerp practice by combining art historical and
technical research data. The latter will be obtained by lead isotope
and elemental analyses of pigments, identification of binding media,
investigation of underdrawings (infrared reflectography), and
microscopic examination of the paint surface. Also authentication of
these works (attribution, dating) will be greatly augmented by the
application of scientific research methods. SUERC gives access to
unique, state of the art analytical methodology and expertise.
Training will be given in techniques hosted by SUERC such as stable
isotope analysis, mass spectrometry, luminescence and radiocarbon
dating. The project will be coordinated by the History of Art
Department and will add to the technical art history programme.

The recipient of the scholarship should have a degree in art history
and an MA in easel painting conservation, or cognate area.
Candidates with a science degree and an MA in painting conservation
or cognate area can also apply.

Research will be supervised jointly by Dr Erma Hermens in the
Department of History of Art at University of Glasgow, and Prof. Dr.
Tony Fallick and Dr. Rob Ellam, Scottish Universities Environmental
Research centre.

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Erma Hermens
<e.hermens [at] arthist__arts__gla__ac__uk>

Closing date: 30 September 2007

Dr Erma Hermens
Lord Kelvin-Adam Smith Research Fellow
History of Art Department
University Gardens 8
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ Glasgow
+44 141 330 3943 (direct)
+44 141 330 5677


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