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Alison Murray

Queen's University, Art Conservation Program
Associate Professor, Conservation Science
Kingson, Ontario, CA
Alison Murray is the Associate Professor of Conservation Science for the Art Conservation Program at Queen's University. She is conducting a research program for characterizing and conserving modern materials, including acrylic paints and grounds; this research integrates information from mechanical testing data, chemical analysis, and surface analysis. The goal is to quantify changes resulting from the cleaning process, ageing, and environmental conditions. She is also interested in the identification and conservation of other artistic and historic works, including archeological objects. For these different projects, she has worked with students from a variety of disciplines including conservation, conservation science, art history, the sciences and engineering.