I first came across conservation while studying Archaeology. I trained as a conservator at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL London, and as part of the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums completed two internships: a ten month at the Museum of London, Archaeological Conservation; and two months in the British Museum Organics Section. I graduated from the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums in 2013 with Distinction and have since worked as an objects conservator for different institutions and museums, including University of Cambridge Museums and CSI Sittingbourne.
I am currently based back in UCL's Institute of Archaeology as a Conservation Teaching and Research Assistant. Besides working on various objects in the lab, my role involves one to one supervision and teaching of the MSc students lab work. I have also worked as a Researcher for the UCL-Qatar "Coming Clean Project". I have a particular interest in organic and composite objects, and anything that communicates conservation.
I have volunteered with Heritage without Borders and run conservation schools in post-conflict areas such as Sarajevo and Kosovo, in order to train local heritage professionals in preventive and basic interventive conservation.
About the Photos
The photos in this website were taken by me for the exclusive purpose of documenting my work and creating this portfolio. For objects belonging to a museum or organisation, the copyright of the photograph is that of the individual museum or organisation unless otherwise stated. For objects belonging to individuals the copyright for the photographs is mine. Please do not use/redistribute these images without permission from the copyright owner.
The following are links to other projects or blogs I am involved with (click on the name to open the link on a new window):
Heritage without Borders
Coming Clean (a joint research project on decision-making in conservation cleaning)
Conversation Lab Chat (the blog by the Institute of Archaeology MSc Conservation students and staff)