Since January 2018 I have been working as Book and Paper Conservator at the University of Manchester. In January 2017 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, 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 UK. 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 UK.

I am especially interested in bookbinding and non-Western structures, illuminated manuscripts and painted surfaces, and have been researching continuously to increase my knowledge on these subjects.