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Lucia Burgio

Senior Scientist (Object Analysis), Conservation Science

Dr Lucia Burgio is Senior Scientist (Object Analysis) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She graduated in Chemistry summa cum laude from the University of Palermo, Italy and completed a PhD degree in Chemistry at University College London. After a few months working in Italy, she joined the Science Section, Conservation Department, at the V&A in 2000. Her main duties involve the analysis and technical examination of museum objects, usually with Raman microscopy, X-ray fluorescence and optical microscopy. She assists the Museum’s curators and conservators in the examination and understanding of the objects, and also in their dating and authentication. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has been an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL since 2001 and has been chairing the AMC Heritage Science sub-committee, Royal Society of Chemistry, since 2014. Her main interests include pigments and other artists’ materials as well as oriental lacquer.