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INVITED SPEAKER 1 - Zinc soaps: an overview of zinc oxide reactivity and consequences of soap formation in oil based paintings
Monday 14 March 2016, 10:00 - 10:30
Presenter: Gillian Osmond

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Australia

 

Gillian Osmond is a paintings conservator at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art where she has worked since graduating from the University of Canberra with a degree in Applied Science, Conservation of Cultural Materials (1988). She undertook a research internship at TATE, London in 1991-92. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Queensland for her thesis on zinc soap formation in artists’ oil paints. Gillian’s research draws on more than two decades experience as a paintings conservator and a long standing interest in the technical and scientific analysis of paintings. She continues to investigate numerous and varied incidences of zinc soap formation and recognises the imperative to better understand potential implications of conservation treatments for susceptible paintings.


INV1 Zinc soaps: an overview of zinc oxide reactivity and consequences of soap formation in oil based paintings
Gillian Osmond
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Australia