Caitlin O'Grady
  • caitlin.r.ogrady@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 7487
  • Internal: 27487
  • Room 203
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Caitlin O'Grady

Research Interests

Art conservation; conservation science; analysis and conservation of archaeological materials including ceramics, lime plaster and mud brick; history of conservation and conservation science; disaster response and collection survey.

Research Projects

  • Analysis and preservation of Maya wall paintings and plasters in Guatemala, with Dr Heather Hurst (Skidmore College) and Angelyn Bass (University of New Mexico)
  • Development of conservation training options for allied professionals in Guatemala with Dr. Heather Hurst (Skidmore College)
  • Development and testing of conservation treatment for archaeological mud brick
  • History of conservation and conservation science disciplines 
  • History of conservation materials and methods used to preserve archaeological artefacts with Dr. Nancy Odegaard (Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona) and Susi Pancaldo (UCL Museums and Collections)
  • Interpretation and calibration of non-destructive portable X-ray fluorescence data collected from cultural materials 


Professional History

  • 2012-13: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
  • 2011-12: Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation Education, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
  • 2008-11: Scientist II (Conservator), Division of State Archaeology, Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA, USA

Educational Background

  • PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • MS, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • MA and Advanced Certificate in Objects Conservation, New York University, New York, NY, USA 
  • BA with Honors, magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

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