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Capucine Korenberg is responsible for implementing preventive conservation across the Museum in collaboration with the preventive conservators. She also conducts research related to the preservation of the collections.
Currently, her main area of research is laser cleaning, an established technique used to remove pollution crusts from stone. Working closely with conservators, Capucine is investigating whether laser might be suitable to clean other materials, such as archaeological coins, archaeological bone and historical iron.
Before joining the Museum in 2003, Capucine was a research fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Textile Conservation Centre, studying the durability of smart and techno fabrics.
The investigation and application of laser
Removal of old consolidants from archaeological bone using laser
- Evaluation of selected liquid sealants to seal MDF
- Storage of rubber objects
- Light ageing of paints under anoxic conditions
- Analysis of salts formed on ceramic objects
- Deterioration of cellulose based materials by ultraviolet filtered light
- Light ageing of feathers
C. Korenberg and A. M. Baldwin, ‘Laser cleaning of iron: surface appearance and re-corrosion of model systems’ in Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VIII, p 123-128 (2011)
C. Korenberg, ‘The photo-ageing behaviour of selected water colour paints under anoxic condition’, British Museum Technical Bulletin, vol.2 p 49-58 (2008)
S. Bradley, P. Fletcher, C. Korenberg, J. Parker and C. Ward, ‘A review of the colour and condition of Lindow Man 20 years after conservation’, Studies in Conservation Studies in Conservation vol.53 p 273-284 (2008)
C. Korenberg, A. Baldwin and P. Pouli, ‘Investigating and optimizing the laser cleaning of corroded iron’ in Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VII, p 291-296 (2008)
C. Korenberg, A. Baldwin and P. Pouli, ‘Investigating the laser cleaning of archaeological copper-alloys using different laser systems’ in Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VII, p 285-290 (2008)
C. Korenberg, M. Smirniou and K. Birkholzer, “Investigating the use of the Nd:YAG laser to clean Ancient Egyptian polychrome artefacts in Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks VII, p 221-226 (2008)
C. Korenberg, ‘Effect of UV filtered light on the mechanical strength of cellulose-based fabrics’ British Museum Technical Bulletin, vol. ,1 p 23-28 (2007)
C. Korenberg and A. Baldwin, ‘Laser cleaning tests on archaeological copper alloys using a Nd:YAG laser’, Laser Chemistry, vol. 2006, Article ID 75831, 7 pages, (2006)
C. Korenberg, ‘Corrosion stains on metallic tokens stored in polyurethane foam’, Studies in Conservation, vol. 51, p 1-10 (2006)