Joanna Russell

Joanna is a trained chemist and paintings conservator, with a PhD in the analysis of paint materials, and extensive experience of the technical imaging and analysis of museum objects, particularly drawings and paintings.

Having worked as a freelance paintings conservator for clients including Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Kiffy Stainer Hutchins Conservators, Joanna then went on to teach on postgraduate conservation courses at Northumbria University and was Postdoctoral Fellow at The British Museum specialising in the examination and analysis of drawings and researching the materials and techniques of Renaissance metalpoint drawings. She has also worked as a Specialist Scientist for Paintings Examination at The National Gallery. Joanna is currently  Scientist at a specialist independent laboratory, where she conducts scientific analysis of paint and pigment.


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