I am a specialist in the conservation of art collections and library materials. My research over the years has focused on the characterisation of artists' materials using various visual examination and instrumental analysis methods, often in collaboration with other institutions. Some examples of this are the retrieval of watermarks on Leonardo da Vinci's Codex of Leicester, the characterisation of synthetic organic dyes on Toulouse-Lautrec posters, the examination of Sir John Franklin's relics using micro-CT scanning, the characterisation of pigments on pre-Colonial, and early Colonial Mesoamerican codices, and the characterisation of dyes on the Sheldon Tapestry Maps.
Virginia is involved with the following projects:
Bodleian Libraries: Research and Collections
Link to departmental profile:
Virginia Lladó-Buisán: Bodleian Libraries