Biographies

Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh

Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh co-founded Art Access and Research with the aim of furthering the application of science in art history as well as widening access to scientific methods in authenticity studies. His current role is that of Director of Research, leading authentication and academic research projects.

Dr. Eastaugh originally trained as a physicist before studying conservation and art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. His doctoral studies, on the history and analysis of artists’ pigments, were also conducted at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He held posts at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, the Textile Conservation Centre, and was a Fellow at the Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Eastaugh is currently an Honorary Fellow at the University of Oxford. Dr. Eastaugh also jointly established (and now co-leads) the Pigmentum Project, an inter-disciplinarary programme aimed at harnessing both science and art history to further the study of historical pigments. In addition to numerous papers, Dr. Eastaugh has published two volumes under the general title The Pigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments and Polarised Light Microscopy of Historical Pigments. He is currently working on a definitive book about authenticity in art.

Since 1988 Dr. Eastaugh has been a consultant in the scientific study of paint and paintings. Clients from the UK and worldwide include numerous national museums, galleries and other organisations, all major auction houses as well as many leading dealers, numerous private collectors and conservation studios. Dr. Eastaugh has wide research interests that include the study of historical pigments, mathematical modelling in art history, imaging, and software applications for the scientific art history community.

You can view Dr. Eastaugh’s publication record here.

Dr. Jilleen Nadolny

Our Senior Research Associate, Dr. Jilleen Nadolny brings to the Art Access & Research team extensive experience in the examination, analysis and study of paintings. Her broad knowledge of the technical literature relating to European painting and polychromy is based on teaching and research in the field of art technology and the conservation of paintings and polychrome sculpture. She has an interest in the relationship of technology in an European context, and her ability to research in numerous European languages allows AA&R access to the most recent technical publications. Dr. Nadolny acquired her MA in art history and qualifications in paintings conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts and Conservation Center of New York University, and subsequently conducted doctoral research on medieval painting and gilding techniques at the Courtauld Institute, London. Subsequently, she worked as a free-lance researcher and formerly held the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Conservation at the University of Oslo, Norway, where she taught and published in the fields of technical art history, scientific analysis of cultural historical materials and conservation history & ethics. She is active within ICOM-CC, particularly the working groups on Paintings and on Art Technical Source Research, for which she has served in assistant coordinator and editing capacities.

You can view Dr. Nadolny’s publication record here.