Marcie Wiggins

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Assistant Conservation Scientist, Technical Studies Lab

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Marcie Wiggins is an Assistant Conservation Scientist in the Technical Studies Lab working on material characterization for all of Yale’s collections. After earning her BS in chemistry and art history at the University of Maryland-College Park in 2014, she received her PhD in analytical chemistry at the University of Delaware in 2019 studying copper-based pigments via spectroscopic methods and collaborating with Winterthur Museum.  Marcie has held internships at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, and the Rijksmuseum. She started at IPCH in the Technical Studies Lab as a Postdoctoral Associate focused on large scan x-ray fluorescence mapping and data processing in 2019.

Select publications:

Wiggins, M.B., Heath, E., Booksh, K.S., Alcántara-García, J., “Multi-Analytical Study of Copper-Based Historic Pigments and their Alteration Products,” Appl. Spectrosc. 2019, 73:11, 1255-1264.

Wiggins, M.B., Heath, E., Alcántara-García, J., “Multidisciplinary Learning: Redox Chemistry and Pigment History,” J. Chem. Educ. 2018, 96:2, 317-322.

De Ghetaldi, K., Wiggins, M.B., Bertorello, C., Voras, Z., Norbutus, A., Beebe, Jr. T.P., Badde, B., “In-depth examination and analysis of Domenico Cresti’s oil on wall paintings in Santa Maria della pace in Rome,” J. Cult. Herit. 2017, 28, 48-55.

BS Chemistry & Art History with honors, University of Maryland
PhD Analytical Chemistry, University of Delaware