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The Museum Conservation Institute - Staff


Roland H. Cunningham

Roland H. Cunningham

Senior Paintings Conservator

 

Phone: 301-238-1234
Fax: 301-238-3709
E-mail Address: CunninghamR [at] si.edu

Address:
Museum Conservation Institute
Smithsonian Institution
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746


Education

B.A. New York University (1962)
Additional studies: New York University, Insitute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center

Research Specialties and Interests

  • Inorganic characterization of paints, pigments and archaeological materials
  • Technical studies of artists' materials and techniques on canvas, panel paintings, and polychromed wood sculpture

 

Recent Publications

Alden, H.A., Cunningham, R.H., Ryan, K., Jantzen, P.T. and Dobbins, D.R. 2005. Objects Worthy of Notice: Microscopical Anatomy of Selected Plants Collected by The Lewis & Clark Expedition. Microscopy Today, 13(3): 8-17.

Chemello, C.G., Brostoff, L.B., Cunningham, R.H. and Beaubien, H.F. 2005. Characterization of metal corrosion products from Kaman-Kalehoyuk Turkey by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and x-ray diffraction (XRD): Part 1. Five copper alloy fibulae. In: Kaman-Kalehoyuk 14, Anatolian Archaeological Studies XIV. pp.211-222.

Dussubieux, Laure, Naedel, Dan, Cunningham, Roland, Alden, Harry and Ballard, Mary W. 2005. Accuracy, precision and investigation: mordant analysis on antique textiles by various methods. In: Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting ICOM Committee for Conservation, The Hague, 12-16 September 2005, Volume 2. pp.898-903.

 

Book Chapters

Ballard, Mary W., Alden, Harry, Cunningham, Roland H., Hopwood, Walter, Koles, Joseph and Dussubieux, Laure Simpson, Elizabeth Appendix 8: Preliminary Analyses of Textiles Associated with the Wooden Furniture of Tumulus MM The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1 The Furniture from Tumulus MM Brill Leiden; Boston 2010 203- 223

Chemello, Claudia G., Brostoff, Lynn B., Cunningham, Roland H. and Beaubien, Harriet F. Characterization of metal corrosion products from Kaman-Kalehoyuk Turkey by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and x-ray diffraction (XRD): Part 1. Five copper alloy fibulae Kaman-Kalehoyuk 14, Anatolian Archaeological Studies XIV 2005 211- 222

Dussubieux, Laure, Naedel, Dan, Cunningham, Roland, Alden, Harry and Ballard, Mary W. Accuracy, precision and investigation: mordant analysis on antique textiles by various methods Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting ICOM Committee for Conservation, The Hague, 12-16 September 2005, Volume 2 2005 898- 903

Erhardt, W. D., Cunningham, Roland H. and Rasanen, Sirpa Vandiver, Pamela B., Goodway, Martha and Mass, Jennifer L. Extraction of material from oil paints by solvents Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology VI: Symposium held November 26-30, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Volume 712 Materials Research Society Warrendale, PA 2002 43- 52

Tsang, Jia-sun and Cunningham, Roland H. Some Improvements in the Study of Cross-Sections Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Seventeenth Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, May 31-June 4, 1989 American Institute for Conservation Washington, DC 1989 20- 21

Journal Articles

Alden, H.A., Cunningham, R.H., Ryan, K., Jantzen, P.T. and Dobbins, D.R. 2005 Objects Worthy of Notice: Microscopical Anatomy of Selected Plants Collected by The Lewis & Clark Expedition Microscopy Today 13 (3): 8- 17

Tsang, Jia-sun and Cunningham, Roland C. 1991 Some Improvements in the Study of Cross-sections Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 30 ( ): 1- 14