Executive Team

Julian Bickersteth

Chief Executive Officer

Julian Bickersteth was elected President of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) on 28/1/19.  Read the story here. Educated at…

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Ruth Thompson

Operations Manager

Ruth Thompson joined ICS in 2012 after more than 16 years in university management and policy development. She manages the day-to-day operations of the company,…

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Tony Ng

Commercial Manager

Tony joined ICS in March 2019. In his role as Commercial Manager, he oversees our Business Operations team, financial and commercial management, budget planning and…

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Fine & Decorative Arts

Adam Godijn

Head of Conservation, Fine and Decorative Art

B App Sc. (Conservation of Cultural Materials) Adam joined ICS as a Senior Paintings Conservator in 2005, having previously worked for the Australian War Memorial…

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Matteo Volonte

Principal Conservator (Paintings)

Dip Cons, (Cons), MA Matteo grew up in Italy surrounded by historic environments and landscapes, and developed a passionate interest and desire to preserve cultural…

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Oliver Hull

Principal Conservator (Furniture & Wooden Objects)

Dip Cons (Furniture) Oliver joined ICS in 2002, following years of extensive training in furniture conservation and restoration in the UK. Oliver´s education in furniture…

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Claire Heasman

Senior Paintings Conservator

MA (Cultural Material Conservation) BA (Visual Arts) AICCM Member Claire joined the ICS Paintings Team in 2011. She holds a Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation…

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Shane Weichnik

Furniture Conservator

Dip Cons (Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects) Shane joined ICS in February 2020.  He completed his studies at the West Dean College of Arts…

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Eden Christian

Paintings Conservator

BA Sc & BA Arts, MA Cultural Materials Conservation  Eden joined ICS as Graduate Paintings Conservator in 2018, following the completion of her Masters of…

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Christina Ritschel

Principal Conservator (Textiles)

BFA (Art History and Restoration) MA (Art Conservation) Christina joined ICS in February 2019.  She has extensive training in textile conservation and preventive conservation, and…

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Suati Rojas

Paintings & Paper Conservator

BA Art Conservation (Cultural Management); Dip Leadership and Management Suati joined ICS in June 2018, and works with both our Paintings and Paper departments.  Suati’s…

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Katie Wood

Senior Paper Conservator

MA Cultural Material Conservation (Paper), GradDipSc (Heritage Materials Science), BA (Art History) Katie joined the ICS Paper Conservation Team in 2013. She holds a Bachelor…

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Caroline Whitley

Senior Paper Conservator

Bachelor App. Science – Conservation of Cultural Materials Caroline joined ICS in September 2020 as Senior Paper Conservator.  She has worked in paper and photographic…

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Objects & Outdoor Heritage

Claire Rowson

Acting Head of Conservation (Objects & Outdoor Heritage)

Master of Cultural Materials Conservation (Hons 1), University of Melbourne; Fine Arts Honours, University of Western Australia; Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia Claire joined ICS…

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Wendy Reade

Principal Conservator (Objects & Outdoor Heritage)

PhD (University of Sydney), BAppSc (Conservation of Cultural Materials), GradDip (Ancient Documentary Studies), BAHons (Classical and Near East Archaeology) Wendy joined ICS in 2018 as…

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Keir Bayley

Heritage Trade Specialist

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Keir joined ICS in April 2021 as a Heritage Trade Specialist for our Objects and Outdoor Heritage department. Born and educated…

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Alis Jitarescu

Objects Conservator

MA Artwork Restoration and Conservation Alis commenced as Objects Conservator with ICS in April 2021.  Educated in Romania, Alis gained her Master’s degree in Art…

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Kristina Taylor

Graduate Conservator and Technician

Master of Cultural Materials Conservation (Hons 1), University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Dramatic Art, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Kristina developed a love of…

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Amy Walsh

Objects Conservator

Amy joined ICS in January 2020 as an Objects Conservator. She holds an Masters in Objects Conservation from the University of Melbourne and a Postgraduate…

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Richard Isaacs

Conservation Projects Coordinator

BSc (Hons) Applied Science (Food) GradCert Museum and Heritage Studies [Ongoing] Richard joined ICS in January 2022 as a Conservation Projects Coordinator with the Objects…

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ICS Melbourne

Katie Smith

Conservation Manager

BA (Hons) Conservation: Stone, Wood & Decorative Surfaces Katie joined ICS in February 2021 and manages the Melbourne division. She is an Objects Conservator specialising…

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Kristine Allinson

Objects Conservator

MA Cultural Material Conservation, BA (Hons) Archaeology and Ancient History   Kristine is an Objects Conservator, specialising in the conservation of archaeological artefacts. She applies…

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Bruno Bell

Objects Conservator

M Cultural Heritage Conservation; Craftsman in Conservation and Restoration of Metal Objects   Bruno joined ICS Melbourne in November 2019 after a successful conservation career in…

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Museums & Gallery Services

Doug Rogan

Head of Museum & Gallery Services

Doug initially developed his interest in Museum Collection Management while working as a Botanist at Auckland Museum. He has over 12 years of experience working…

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Fiona Tennant

Principal Collections Manager

BAppSc(Cons), MA Fiona draws on her extensive skills and expertise in textiles conservation, preventive conservation and collections management to provide advice on a wide variety…

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Mei Wilkinson

Technology & Collections Coordinator

BA (Visual Arts) Mei joined ICS in July 2021 as the Technology and Collections Officer, providing technical and administrative support for collections management, technology, and…

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Business Operations

Cecily Bickersteth

Finance & HR Manager

BSc. Dip.Ed. Cecily has been an integral member of the ICS team since 1994. She leads the Business Operations Team, and manages ICS finances and…

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Rahila Merchant

Client Services Manager

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Patricia Wong

Senior Accountant

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Prue Walker-Foster

Administration Assistant

BA Arts (Psychology and Sociology), Grad Dip. (Library and Information Studies), Cert IV. (Business Administration) Prue joined ICS in December 2014. She holds a Bachelor…

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Catherina Lee

Accountant

     

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