Kathryn Raeburn McClure

(Known as: Katie)

  • PhD Candidate (History of Art)

email: k.mcclure.1@research.gla.ac.uk

 

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3422-1165

Research title: Synthetic Caledon textile dyes: development of analytical protocols for identification and colour preservation in heritage collections

Research Summary

 

My research interests are in the use of chemical analysis for the identification and preservation of historic textile dyes in heritage collections.

My current project considers the synthetic anthraquinoid vat dyes, first discovered in 1901 and developed throughout the twentieth century. This work aims to:

  • explore the cultural and scientific significance of the development of the anthraquinoid dyes in the early 20th century. 
  • develop scientific methods for the identification of the anthraquinoid vat dyes in heritage collections.
  • understand the conditions needed to preserve the colours of the anthraquinoid vat dyes on historical objects.

My previous research at Sapienza University focused on:

  • Development of new extraction protocols for natural and synthetic historical textile dyes.
  • Identification of synthetic textile dyes using Raman spectroscopy. 

Publications

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2023

Ciccola, A., McClure, K. R. , Serafini, I., Vincenti, F., Montesano, C., Gentili, A., Curini, R., Favero, G. and Postorino, P. (2023) The 20th century and its new colours: Investigating the molecular structures of historical synthetic dyes using Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, (doi: 10.1002/jrs.6624) (Early Online Publication)

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Articles

Ciccola, A., McClure, K. R. , Serafini, I., Vincenti, F., Montesano, C., Gentili, A., Curini, R., Favero, G. and Postorino, P. (2023) The 20th century and its new colours: Investigating the molecular structures of historical synthetic dyes using Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, (doi: 10.1002/jrs.6624) (Early Online Publication)

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Grants

PhD (2021 - 2025):

  • Full scholarship provided by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) (2021 - 2025)
  • Research support grant award provided by The Cross Trust (2021)
  • Research support grant award provided by the Scottish International Education Trust (2021)

MSc (2018 - 2020):

Funded by grants from:

  • The Cross Trust (2019, 2018)
  • Italian Government Scholarship (2019)
  • Prestwick Rotary Club (2019, 2018)
  • Captain F.G. Boot Travel Scholarship (2019)
  • McGlashan Charitable Trust (2019)
  • The Acorn Charitable Trust (2018)
  • The Chizel Educational Trust (2018)
  • Women's Careers Foundation (2018)

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Student Learning Development (2022 - 2023):

  • Teaching of the Transition to Glasgow programme: The Science of Colour in History and Art elective 
  • Teaching of academic skills sessions (e.g. Scientific Posters, Presenting to a Multidisciplinary Audience)
  • 1-to-1 academic support for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
  • Mentorship of conference participants for the undergraduate conference Let's Talk About [X]
  • Mentorship of article authors for the undergraduate journal [X]-position

Additional Information

Academic Background:

  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry (University of Glasgow)
  • MSc Archaeological Materials Science (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master (ARCHMAT) - Sapienza University of Rome, University of Evora, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Professional Memberships:

  • Institute of Conservation
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Other Outputs:

  • Invited Speaker for the Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group monthly talk - February 2024 (1hr video)
  • Featured Researcher for SGSAH - November 2023 (blog)
  • Featured in for University of Glasgow 'Meet our students' campaign - July 2023 (1 min video)
  • Runner Up in the University of Glasgow Visualise Your Thesis competition - (1 min video)
  • Featured in for University of Glasgow 'Meet our students' campaign - August 2022 (1 min video)
  • Contributor to the University of Glasgow PGR Blog - July 2022 (blog)
  • Finalist in the University of Glasgow 3 Minute Thesis competition - April 2022 (3 min video)