Kelly Domoney

Dr Kelly Domoney is a Preventive Conservator in the Conservation Department at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in Conservation Science from Cranfield University, an MA and MSc in Conservation from University College London, an MA in Maritime Archaeology from the University of Southampton and a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from University College London. Kelly works in the preventive conservation team, providing the preventive conservation service for the Museumís collections and delivers collections care strategies that maximise the environmental performance of the Museumís buildings and outstations. Kelly is also a Lecturer in Archaeological and Conservation Science at Cranfield University and has previously held research fellowships and internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Museum of London, University College London and Cranfield University. Her research interests focus on the application of non-destructive analytical techniques in the study of archaeological and historical objects in order to answer questions on manufacturing, technology, conservation, restoration and dating. Recent research projects include: characterisation, dating and attribution of Meissen and SŤvres porcelain; pesticide analysis on Cook-Voyage collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford; materials characterisation of Dutch Renaissance silver; X-ray fluorescence analysis of Raphael metalpoint drawings; technical examination of Italian maiolica; attribution of Worcester porcelain; and conservation of artefacts from the Gresham Ship - a Tudor ship from the Thames.

Recent publications:

  • Tite, M., Watson, O., Pradell, T., Moujan, M., Molinac, M., Domoney, K. and Bouquillone, A. 2015. Revisiting the beginnings of tin-opacified Islamic glazes. Journal of Archaeological Science, 57, 80-91
  • Sully, D. and Domoney, K., 2014, Conservation of the Artefacts, in G. Milne and D. Sully (eds), The Gresham Ship Project: Researching a Tudor Ship from the Thames, Volume II Contents and Context, pp 23-52. British BAR Series 606
  • Uden, J., Domoney, K. and Charlton, A. 2014, Pesticide Residues on the Cook-Voyage Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. Proceedings of the ICOM-CC Conference, Melbourne, September 2014. ICOM.
  • Casadio, F., Bezur, A, Domoney, K., Eremin, K., Lee, L., Mass, J. L., Shortland, A., Zumbulyadis, N., 2012, X-ray fluorescence applied to overglaze enamel decoration on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century porcelain from central Europe, Studies in Conservation, 57 (S1), S61-S72.
  • Domoney, K., Shortland, A. and Kuhn, S., 2012, Characterization of 18th-Century Meissen Porcelain using SEM-EDS, Archaeometry 54 (3), 454-474
  • Domoney, K., Shortland, A. and Kuhn, S., 2012, Characterisation of an eighteenth-century Meissen plate from the Gotzendorf-Grabowski service using VP-SEM and HV-SEM, In N. Meeks, C. Cartwright, A. Meek, A. Mongiatti (eds), Historical Technology, Materials and Conservation: SEM and Microanalysis, London: Archetype Publications in association with The British Museum.
  • Scott, R. B.; Shortland, A. J.; Degryse, P, Power, M., Domoney, K., Boyen, S., Braekmans, D., 2012, In situ analysis of ancient glass: 17th century painted glass from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and Roman glass vessels, Glass Technology - European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A, 53 (2), 65-73
  • Karsten, A., Graham, K., Goodman, L., Ganiaris, H. and Domoney, K., 2010, A comparative study of various impregnation and drying methods for waterlogged archaeological leather, in K. Straetkvern and E. Williams (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th ICOM-CC Group on Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Conference in Greenville, 2010, 595-610, ICOM
  • Domoney, K. 2009. Gresham Ship, Princes Channel, Thames Estuary: Conservation of an Elizabethan Shipwreck Assemblage, English Heritage Research Department Report Series, Archaeological Conservation Report No. 102-2009. Portsmouth: English Heritage