Kate’s PhD was a Collaborative Doctoral Award between UCL and the British Museum about paint from the ancient Egyptian / Nubian town of Amara West, which is excavated by the British Museum.

Her research involved identifying the pigments and binders in the paints using techniques available in the Scientific Research laboratories at the museum, including infrared spectroscopy, polarised light microscopy, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, visible-induced luminescence (to identify Egyptian blue), and gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to look for organic binders. As part of this project she also undertook analysis of bituminous material excavated from Amara West, using GC-MS.

Kate started as a Wellcome Trust funded post-doc at the museum in January 2018, working on a project to identify organic funerary ritual residues found on ancient Egyptian coffins that are held in the museum’s collections.


Recent Publications

Fulcher, K. 2018: Colour taskscapes in Ancient Sudan. In, Tipper, S. and Tully, G. (eds.) Current Research in Nubian Archaeology. Georgias Press, Piscataway, NJ: 23-36.

Fulcher, K., 2017. Evidence for the use of madder as a pigment in Nubia. Sudan & Nubia 21, 113-116.

Fulcher, K., 2017. An investigation of the use of cellulose-based materials to gap-fill wooden objects. Studies in Conservation 62(4). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00393630.2015.1109294.

Fulcher, K., 2014. The science of colour. In: N. Spencer, A. Stevens & M. Binder (eds.), Amara West: Living in Egyptian Nubia. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 100-101.

Fulcher, K., 2014. Survey on material used to fill wooden objects during conservation. Journal of Archaeology Data 3:e2. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/joad.ad

Fulcher, K., 2014. The diverse use of AJK dough in conservation. Journal of the Institute of Conservation 37/1, 32-42. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19455224.2013.873726