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Mark Clarke is an internationally recognised researcher in art technology, specialising in artists' paint, and in artists' recipe books.

Currently Mark Clarke is an Invited Associate Professor in Technical Art History at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.


Reconstructions, palaeolithic walls, Ardèche

Dr Mark Clarke trained in England as a paper conservator (Camberwell) and a conservation scientist (De Montfort), with a PhD on "Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Pigments" (Cambridge). His research is interdisciplinary, involving recipe research, chemical analysis, historically accurate reconstruction and ethnoarchaeology. He has recently been Invited Fellow of the VLAC - Flemish Academic Centre, the Belgian Institute for Advanced Study in Brussels, hosted by the by the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België / Royal Flemish Academy (2011-2), and an invited researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (2012). He is based in Belgium.

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Recipe research, DV Thompson archive, Washington


Technical exam, Islamic manuscripts, USA


Analysis of pigments on manuscripts


Ethnoarchaeology, Ethiopia


Publications by Mark Clarke


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Last updated 10 January 2014       Mark Clarke       http://www.clericus.org/who.htm