I joined the Cambridge University Library conservation team to work on Charles Darwin’s Library digitisation project. Previously I worked at the Chester Beatty Library as the 2015-2016 Heritage Council Intern, which was an incredible opportunity for me to deepen and develop my knowledge further.

In September 2015, I completed a two-year MA course in Conservation of Books and Library Materials at West Dean College in the U.K. Prior to this I obtained an MA in painting conservation at the École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc of Liège in Belgium, where I trained for five years. My studies in conservation of paintings, combined with my training in book conservation, provide me with a solid background in the conservation field.

During the past few years, I have undertaken several short work placements in various notable institutions, including the University of Leuven, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage – KIK-IRPA in Brussels, Belgium, and the Oxford Conservation Consortium in the U.K.

I am especially interested in painted surfaces, illuminated manuscripts, and bookbinding structures, and I have been researching continuously to increase my knowledge on the subject.