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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)

Collaborations

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 l
  • 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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