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Art technological research supported, with an adequate analytical methodology for both morphologic and chemical characterization of painted surfaces.

My research line is centred on historical stained glass painting techniques, involving the production technology and degradation. Key points for the development of my research are the study of historical treatises, the reproduction of painting recipes, and further corrosion studies.

Publications: Vilarigues, M. & Machado, A. (2015). Pintar com luz: o esmalte azul na pintura de vitral. Química 137, 31–35.

Coutinho, I., Berger, F., Rodrigues, A., Coutinho, M. L., Machado, A., Alves, L. C. & Vilarigues, M. (2016). Fensterbierscheiben in the Pena National Palace collection – chemical and iconographic relations. X-Ray Spectrometry 45, 308–317. 

Machado, A. & Vilarigues, M. (2016). Cobalt blue – reproduction and characterisation of blue enamel recipes from The Handmaid to the Arts by Robert Dossie. Glass Technology: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A 57, 131–140.

Machado, A., Rodrigues, A. M. C., Alves, L. C., Corregidor, V., Silva, R. C. da, Serneels, V., Serneels, I. K., Wolf, S., Trümpler, S. & Vilarigues, M. (2017). Swiss Kabinettscheiben from a 19th century Portuguese collection. Study and chemical characterisation. In Annales du 20e Congrès de l’Association International pour l’Histoire du Verre, Fribourg/Romont, 7-11 Septembre 2015, Wolf, S. & Pury-Gysel, A. de (Eds.), pp. 684–688. Romont: AIHV – Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre.

 Machado, A., Wolf, S., Alves, L. C., Katona-Serneels, I., Serneels, V., Trümpler, S. & Vilarigues, M. (2017). Swiss Stained-Glass Panels: An Analytical Study. Microscopy and Microanalysis.  10.1017/S1431927617000629