I trained in conservation at the City and Guilds of London Art School, graduating in 1997, before undertaking further training in Italy with a Leonardo da Vinci grant to study with a conservator in Urbino. In addition, I hold an MSc from University College London in Sustainable Heritage, covering conservation issues, methodologies, policies and practice, encompassing sites, built heritage, and collections.
Since 1998 I have been working freelance, both independently and in collaboration with highly respected conservation professionals and institutions, on conservation projects for sculpture, wall paintings and polychrome and gilded decorative surfaces.
My studio and practice are based in Oxford but I also work on conservation projects across the UK and internationally. I have held contracts with: the British Museum; in the paintings department of the Benaki Museum in Athens; at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens’ Agora conservation laboratory, and have practiced in: Germany (including on the acclaimed David Chipperfield project at the Neues Museum, Berlin); France; Belgium; Greece and Turkey, on private projects and for exhibitions.
I have a long-term involvement in the site based conservation of tomb painting and built heritage in Egypt: running wall painting conservation projects for the American Research Center in Egypt at the tombs of Menna, Neferrenpet and at the Red Monastery; working on the Tombs of Sennefer and Amenemope for the Université libre de Bruxelles’ Archaeological Mission to the Theban Necropolis; for the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale at the Deir el Medina; for the University of Leiden; for Oxford University/Ashmolean Museum’s epigraphic mission to Elkab; and for Yale University at the White Monastery. I was a part of the ICOM CIPEG (International Committee for Egyptology) Expert Group on the Tutankhamun Shrine Project, and have just completed a contract for the British Museum at the Egyptian Museum Cairo as a part of the EU project ‘Transforming the Egyptian Museum Cairo’ on the conservation of the wall painting from Tomb 100 at Hierakonpolis, the oldest known Egyptian tomb painting.
I am a member of ICON, IIC and ICOM.