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Dr

Petronella Nel

Senior Lecturer In Cultural Materials Conservation
Pigment identification and quantitation
Adhesives used on archaeological pottery
science & technology
technology
physical sciences
nuclear science & technology
chemistry
arts & humanities
materials science
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Dr

Petronella Nel

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Conservation Of Cultural Heritage
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Dr

Petronella Nel

 

Petronella Nel is a lecturer and researcher at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC) in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. She has qualifications in art and science with a BSc (Honours), PhD (Chemistry) and MA (Cultural Materials Conservation).

She is involved with teaching and research programs at GCCMC. Her research interests include the non-invasive analysis of artefacts, and the development of scientific techniques to conservation problems. More specifically her current research involves: the analysis and assessment of adhesives used to repair archaeological pottery; conserving polymer based materials (like plastics and film) in museum collections; the elemental and mineralogical characterisation of ochre-earth pigments using PIXE, XRF, XRD and NAA; and the development of the Chemistry Collection at the University of Melbourne.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer In Cultural Materials Conservation

Historical And Philosophical Studies

Fellow

International Institute for the Conservation of Historic adn Artistic Works

Member

International Council of Museums

Member, Chair Conservation Science Special Interest Group

Australian Institute of the Conservation of Cultural Materials

Member

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Education


Graduate Certificate University Teaching

University of Melbourne

Melbourne Teaching Certificate

University of Melbourne

Master of Arts in Cultural Materials Conservation

University of Melbourne

PhD in Chemistry

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

University of Melbourne