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Dr Joshua Hill
  • Teaching Fellow
  • Dept of History of Art
  • Faculty of S&HS

Joshua is a Teaching Fellow on the BA History of Art, Materials, and Technology in the History of Art Department.

Joshua received his DPhil from the University of Oxford in Inorganic Chemistry in 2016 and subsequently trained in the Conservation of Wall Painting at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Joshua's research interests are primarily in the use of scientific techniques in the service of conservation. This includes interests in the technologies of wall paintings in a global context, diagnosis of environmental deterioration, and material alteration more generally. A related interest is in evidence-based decision making in conservation.

Joshua has undertaken research in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, Westminster Abbey, and Imperial College London.

PhD supervision

Pu Lan (Courtauld Institute of Art):

Connections in the Making and Meaning of the Art of Bhutan and Tibet in the 17th and 18th Centuries: a Study of the Wall Paintings at Tango Monastery

Funding: The Robert H. N. Ho Foundation 

Role - Consultant Supervisor (Primary Supervisor, Dr Stephen Whiteman; Co-Supervisor, Dr Christian Luczanits; Advisor, Dr Tom Nickson)

Teaching Summary

Joshua joined UCL in 2019 and is teaching the following courses in academic year 2019/20:

BA History of Art, Materials & Technology

- Introduction to Art and Science

- Introduction to Media and Technologies

- Methods and Materials II

BA History of Art

- Examining Wall Paintings: Material, Technology, and Context (Thematic Seminar)

2019 Teaching Fellow History of Art UCL, United Kingdom
2016 – 2018 Associate Lecturer Conservation of Wall Painting Courtauld Institute of Art, United Kingdom
2013 – 2016 College Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry St Catherine's College University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2019   Master of Arts Courtauld Institute of Art, London
2016   Doctor of Philosophy University of Oxford
2012   Master of Chemistry University of Oxford
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