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Veronica Biolcati

Veronica Biolcati is an Italian heritage scientist and currently an Irish Research Council Laureate Project Scholar. Her joint PhD in engineering science between Tyndall and Modern Irish at UCC focuses on the materiality of medieval Gaelic manuscripts. Her research interests include the investigation of the materials and techniques used in Art, characterization of visual and material changes, and the application of new methods for scientific studies. In 2019 she was a graduate intern at the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles focusing on the technical examination of two 15th-century panel paintings by Ercole de’ Roberti. Previously, she was a fellow at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, working to develop a non-invasive technique for analyzing hand-painted black and white photographs. In 2017, she joined the Art Institute of Chicago as part of her Master’s thesis internship, working on the examination of watercolors by John Singer Sargent. Veronica graduated from the University of Bologna with a M.Sc. in Heritage Science, and she received her B.Sc. in Conservation Science from the University of Ferrara with a thesis focused on earthquake-induced damages on heritage buildings.