Libby Sheldon's research interests are in the historic painting practices of artists. While teaching on the History of Art & Material Studies [HAMS] degree at UCL, her research focused on the techniques of Vermeer and other Northern 17th-century painters, as well as British 19th-century painters, and more recently a 5-year study of 16th century Tudor and Stuart painting techniques for the NPG's MATB project. Still engaged in the analysis of a wide range of paintings and their materials she researches a broad range of paintings from different periods, and is currently director of the Aelbert Cuyp Research Project.
Libby performed paint analysis of three works by L.S. Lowry for the BBC1 Fake or Fortune programme, July 2015