Since March 2017
Preservation Society of Newoport County•
- Conserve wooden objects as well as painted, varnished, lacquered and gilded pieces of furniture and wooden objects
- Examine cross sections of gilt wood with its toning and glazing layers
- Conduct condition surveys on all object categories within the Preservation Society’s collection
- Move, install and de-install collections pieces for permanent display and exhibitions
- Conduct survey of all storage facilities, their layout and condition
- Improve storage conditions
- Collections maintenance and cleaning of all collections object types
November 2016 – March 2017
ARTEX Fine Art Services, Boston, United Kingdom
Constructing a variety of custom crates and padding for safe shipment of artwork
May 2014 – October 2016
Schueller Conservation Service, Boston, United States
Conserving pieces of furniture, gilded pictures frames and wooden objects in a team of conservators and in private practice.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Microscopic examination of gilding layers on a frame to a Benjamin West altar piece
Gilding consolidation, removal of corroded bronze paint, in-painting and toning of the frame’s gilding
Christine Thomson, Salem
Microscopic examination of historic paints (e.g. the Old Manse House, Concord; the Loring-Greenough House, Boston; Hamilton Hall, Salem), determination of authenticity of historic paints and color matching of historic paint as well as paint and gilding conservation treatments of wooden objects and pieces of furniture
Jameson & Thompson Fine Art Services, Jamaica Plain, Boston
• Custom frame and frame support building
• Conserving gilded picture and mirror frames and wooden objects
• Conserving painted and gilded wooden sculptures, picture and mirror frames
• Conserving antique pieces of furniture
• First aid treatments and securing objects for transport
• Inventory and digital photographic documentation of a private collection
January 2008 – May 2012
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Conserving architectural woodwork, European furniture from 1600 – 1900, musical instruments and gilt frames for re-display in the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, the Dr. Susan Weber Furniture Gallery and the European Galleries, exhibitions and loans.
October 2006 – December 2007
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, United States
Conserving American and European furniture, wooden objects, gilt frames and musical instruments. Research on paint and binding materials used on early American Furniture displayed in the Art od The Armicas wing.
April 2006 – October 2006
Self-employed furniture conservation, Hildesheim and Regensburg, Germany
Conserving English furniture for a private collector, restoring a rococo floor at Palais Palffi in Vienna as part of a team of conservators
September 2002 – March 2003
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Collections care and first aid treatment. Conserving colonial furniture for exhibitions and re-display.
September 2000 – January 2006
Graduate Studies in Conservation and Restoration of Furniture and Wooden Objects at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hildesheim Germany.
Studies included the following subjects: History of art, art technology and cultural heritage, historical techniques, science (chemistry, physics, microbiology), documentation techniques and photography
June 1998 – September 2000
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, Germany
Caroline Weiss Restaurierung, Hamburg, Germany
Internships in leading northern German museums and conservation workshops restoring furniture and gilded art objects.
January 1996 – June 1998
Apprenticeship as a cabinet maker at Bruno Berendt GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
German apprenticeship with hands-on learning of modern and traditional woodworking and varnishing techniques for the furniture production trade.