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2016

 

P. Ricciardi and A. Pallipurath, 'The five colours of art: non-invasive analysis of pigments in Tibetan prints and manuscripts', in Tibetan Printing: Comparison, Continuities and Change, eds. H. Diemberger, F.-K. Ehrhard and P. Kornicki, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016, 485-500

 

J. Dillon, 'Conservation of the Fitzwilliam Museum'’s Excavated Asian Metalwork’', in James C.S. Lin (ed.), Arts of Asia, vol. 46, issue 4 (July-August 2016), 61-70.

 

J. K. Delaney, M. Thoury, J. G. Zeibel, P. Ricciardi, K. M. Morales, K. A. Dooley, 'Visible and infrared imaging spectroscopy of paintings and improved reflectography', Heritage Science 4 (2016), 6, dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40494-016-0075-4

 

A. R. Pallipurath, J. M. Skelton, P. Ricciardi, S. R. Elliott, 'Estimation of semiconductor-like pigment concentrations in paint mixtures and their differentiation from paint layers using first-derivative reflectance spectra', Talanta 154 (2016), 63-72, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2016.03.052 

 

P. Ricciardi, S. Legrand, G. Bertolotti, K. Janssens, 'Macro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) scanning of illuminated manuscript fragments: potentialities and challenges', Microchemical Journal 124 (2016), 785-791, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2015.10.020

 

2015

 

C. Anselmi, P. Ricciardi, D. Buti, A. Romani, P. Moretti, K. Rose Beers, B. G. Brunetti, C. Miliani, A. Sgamellotti, 'MOLAB® meets Persia: non-invasive study of a sixteenth-century illuminated manuscript', Studies in Conservation 60/S1 (2015), S185-S192, dx.doi.org/10.1179/0039363015Z.000000000223

 

2014

 

A. Pallipurath, R. Villő Vőfély, J. Skelton, P. Ricciardi, S. Bucklow, and S. Elliott, 'Estimating the concentrations of pigments and binders in lead-based paints using FT-Raman spectroscopy and principal component analysis', Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 45 (2014), 1272-1278, dx.doi.org/10.1002/jrs.4525

 

P. Ricciardi and A. Pallipurath, 'Colours', in Buddha's Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond, eds. M. Elliott, H. Diemberger and M. Clemente, Cambridge: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2014

 

K. Rose and P. Ricciardi, 'Fusing Findings: a cross-disciplinary approach to material analysis of Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge'. In: Uluslararasi Cilt Sanati Bulusmasi Sempozyumu, Lale Publishing, Istanbul, 2014, 92- 9

 

J. Dawson and L.-A. Skinner, ‘Conservation of wooden coffins and three hairstyles from the South Tombs Cemetery’. Contribution to B. Kemp, ‘Tell el-Amarna, 2014’, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 100 (2014): 1-35

 

2013

 

A. Pallipurath, J. Skelton, P. Ricciardi, S. Bucklow and S. Elliott, 'Multivariate analysis of combined Raman and fibre-optic reflectance spectra for the identification of binder materials in simulated medieval paints', Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 44 (2013), 866-874, dx.doi.org/10.1002/jrs.4291

 

P. Ricciardi, A. Pallipurath and K. Rose, 'It's not easy being green': a spectroscopic study of green pigments used in illuminated manuscripts, Analytical Methods 5 (2013), 3819-3824, dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3AY40530C

 

2012

 

J. Dawson and T. F. Emmett  ‘’Plaguey things’: the history and technical examination of two ‘Etruscan’ bronze statuettes in the Fitzwilliam Museum’.  Journal of the History of Collections 24, no. 3 (2012): 379-398 dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhr049 

 

2010

 

J. Dawson, C. Rozeik, M. M. Wright (editors), ‘Decorated Surfaces on Ancient Egyptian Materials: Technology, Deterioration and Conservation’, London: Archetype Publications, 2010

 

C. Rozeik,  J. Dawson, L. Wrapson. ‘Are Attic Vases ‘archaeological’?’. In: Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean: Contributions to the 2010 IIC Congress, Istanbul, eds. C. Rozeik, A. Roy, D. Saunders, 24-29.  London: IIC, 2010

 

J. Dawson and S. Rowe. ‘External supports and coffin trees: experiences in conserving and displaying ancient Egyptian coffins at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge’.  Poster abstract in Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean: Contributions to the 2010 IIC Congress, Istanbul, eds. C. Rozeik, A. Roy, D. Saunders, 282.  London: IIC, 2010.

 

2009

 

J. Dawson and H. Strudwick. ‘A close-up look: ‘Meet the Antiquities’ in the Fitzwilliam Museum’. In Cultural encounters and explorations: Conservation's 'Catch 22'. What’s the Damage? Physical Encounters: Increased Benefit or Increased Risk? (2009) www.ucl.ac.uk/conservation-c-22/conference

 

L. Burn and J. Dawson.  ‘Redisplaying Greece and Rome at the Fitzwilliam Museum’. Minerva 20 no.3 (2009): 27-30

 

J. Dillon, ‘Deliberate removals and patterns of loss in the glass-covered decorations of the Westminster Retable’,  in The Westminster Retable: History, Technique, Conservation, eds. P. Binski and A. Massing, with the assistance of M.L. Sauerberg, London and Turnhout 2009, 189-202

 

J. Dillon, ‘The metalwork of the Westminster Retable’, in The Westminster Retable: History, Technique, Conservation, eds. P. Binski and A. Massing, with the assistance of M.L. Sauerberg, London and Turnhout 2009, 270-287

 

J. Dillon, S. Bucklow and J.A. Charles, ‘The metalwork: analysis and dimensions’, in The Westminster Retable: History, Technique, Conservation, eds. P. Binski and A. Massing, with the assistance of M.L. Sauerberg, London and Turnhout 2009, 441-446

 

T. F. Emmett, C. MacMillan and J. Dillon, ‘The Use of a portable Raman spectrometer in the characterisation of gem stones in a decorative dagger (Middle Eastern, 18th Century A.D.): achievements and problems’, in Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on the Application of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology, Bilbao (Spain) 14th - 18th September 2009, ed. J.M. Madariaga, 2009, 72

 

M.L. Sauerberg and M. Kempski with R. Marchant, J. Dillon and S. Davison, ‘Treatment of the Westminster Retable’,  in The Westminster Retable: History, Technique, Conservation, eds. P. Binski and A. Massing, with the assistance of M.L. Sauerberg, London and Turnhout 2009, 372-391

 

2008

 

T.F. Emmett, J. Poole and J. Dillon, ‘The application of a mobile Raman spectrometer to the technical description of jewelled artefacts in The Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge University, U.K.)’, in GeoRaman ’08: 8th International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy Applied to the Earth Sciences – Sensu Latu. Book of Abstracts. Ghent, Belgium, 2nd – 6th June 2008, eds. P. Vandenabeele and L. Moens, Ghent 2008, 86  

 

2006

 

J. Dawson, ‘Conserving Ancient Egypt in Cambridge: the Fitzwilliam’s gallery refurbishment, technical investigation and conservation programme’, Institute for Conservation News 7 (2006): 30-34 

 

J. Dawson, ‘Medical vacuum cushions – providing total support for large objects, Institute of Conservation News 4, (2006): 46-7

 

Eds. K. Suenson-Taylor, C. Heywood and J. Dillon, Whose Find is it Anyway? Treasure, metal detecting, archaeology and conservation - the life of detected finds after recovery. Proceedings of a joint meeting of the UKIC Archaeology Section and the British Museum held at the British Museum on 18th December 2003, London 2006

 

J. Dillon, ‘In the News.... the Fitzwilliam smashed porcelain vases’, Icon News 4 (May 2006), 27-29 and cover photo

 

2003

 

J. Dawson, ‘Conservation in the Tombs of the Nobles: aspects of the past, issues for the present’. In The Theban Necropolis: Past, Present and Future (Proceedings of the conference held at the British Museum in July 2000) eds. N. Strudwick and J. H. Taylor, 210-217. London: British Museum Press, 2003

 

J. Dawson, ‘Taking care of Sennefri: the conservation of Theban Tomb 99'. In Egyptology at the dawn of the twenty-first century (Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Egyptologists Cairo, 2000) eds Z. Hawass, L. Pinch Brock. Vol. 3, 157-165. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2003

 

2002

 

J. Dillon, 'The lost-wax casting method and some related technical features observed in small "bronze" sculpture' [illustrated essay], V. Avery and J. Dillon, Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, London 2002, 224-239

 

J. Dillon, 'Technical reports' on 35 individual statuettes (some including radiographs), in V. Avery and J. Dillon, Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, London 2002, 240-298

 

J. Dillon, 'Glossary of technical terms ', in V. Avery and J. Dillon, Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, London 2002, 299-303

 

1993

 

J. Dawson, 'New treatments for old? Conservation problems in the Fitzwilliam Museum', Minerva 4, no. 4 (1993): 19-22

 

1988

 

J. Dawson, 'Ulick Evans and the treatment of bronze disease in the Fitzwilliam Museum 1948-1980'.  In Early Advances in Conservation, British Museum Occasional Paper No.65, 71-80. London: British Museum Press, 1988  

 

J. Dawson 'Conservation for Pharaohs and Mortals'. In Conservation of Ancient Egyptian Materials eds S. C. Watkins, C. E. Brown, 101-106. London: United Kingdom Institute for Conservation, 1988