Lucia Burgio is a Senior Object Analysis Scientist at the Victoria and Albert Museum, providing analysis and identification of materials and techniques, methods of construction, manufacture, history, and possibly dating of museum objects. Her research interests include the analysis of pigments, oriental lacquer and other artists’ materials, and the application of scientific techniques to art and cultural heritage issues. She graduated in chemistry from the University of Palermo, Italy, in 1996, and completed a Ph.D. degree in chemistry at the University College London, UK, in 2000 with a thesis on the analysis of pigments on art objects using Raman microscopy and other techniques. After a few months working at ENEA (New Technologies, Energy and Environment Agency) in Italy, she joined the Science Section, Conservation Department, at the V&A in 2000 and has been an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL since 2001.
Biography Updated on 15 November 2011