Partly through my love of fine and decorative art I have come to know and appreciate the process of conservation. I see conservation as a means of prolonging the life of objects that could otherwise be lost. I enjoy the research and analytical studies prior to treatment as much as the more hands-on parts of conservation work. I agree with the ethos that many museum practices have, i.e. to make works of art accessible to as wide a range of the public as possible. I think preserving our past matters therefore every conservation project I have worked on has proved to be very rewarding. Respecting conservation ethics, I strive for work high in quality whilst ensuring that the true nature of the object is not compromised.
I graduated in Conservation and Restoration at London Metropolitan University. I have furthered my knowledge by undertaking courses in painting at Skidmore College, New York and gesso carving at Ecole Boulle, Paris. I am currently working towards gaining a Professional Accreditation under the PACR scheme of ICON.
During and since completing my degree I have been working in conservation either in a museum environment, private practice or freelance. I have applied specialist expertise in different conservation disciplines working with organic and inorganic objects. Amongst others I have worked for The Royal Collection, T.R.H. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Tate Gallery and Rundale Palace.