From Students to Affiliates

Research and training are both key strands of our work at the Kelvin Centre. It has been a great pleasure recently to welcome back two graduates of our MLitt in Technical Art History programme as affiliate researchers to collaborate on new projects.

Natalie Lawler is conducting research into the work of the post-war British artist, Joan Eardley. Through detailed examination of four Eardley painting from the Hunterian collection, the aim is to better understand Eardley’s use of non-traditional materials. Natalie’s research informed the Hunterian’s centenary exhibition of Eardley’s work and addressed conservation concerns regarding the unstable surfaces of the artworks. Amongst the many exciting research outputs is an hand-illustrated zine that captures aspects of technical art history examination techniques.

Clara González Fernandez has also returned to Glasgow for June 2022 to assist Mark Richter as part of the Stirling Maxwell Research Project. Together they will be exploring the findings of a technical examination of an oil on wood, Virgin and Child with Infant Saint John and Saint Dominic, by the Spanish artist Luis de Vargas (Seville, 1505/6-1567). This research enables Clara to build on her background in museums and her long-standing interest in how works of art are made.

First published: 27 June 2022