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Nelly von Aderkas

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Conservation Scientist

Nelly von Aderkas is a Conservation Scientist interested in historic painting materials and methods. She has a background in chemistry (BSc Hons McGill) and painting conservation (University of Cambridge, Hamilton Kerr Institute), and managed to combine these two degrees to become a researcher and analytical scientist. She divides her time between the Fitzwilliam Museum and the National Gallery in London. Nelly is also currently studying for a PhD at UCL and the British Museum in the organic residue analysis of ancient Greek pottery.

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