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 in France. At ICS he is responsible for the conservation and restoration of archaeological and historical objects and technical heritage. Bruno holds a Masters of Cultural Heritage from the Sorbonne University, Paris and is a Master Craftsman in Conservation and Restoration of Metal Objects.
With twenty-eight years of conservation experience, he specialises in metal objects conservation. Bruno also practises traditional metalworking techniques, including jewellery, foundry work, silversmithing, blacksmithing, locksmithing and brassware. In addition, he practices woodworking and handicrafts.
Bruno ran his own workshop in Normandy, France, until 2019, undertaking conservation work for archaeologists, museums, public service organisations and private clients. His work involved visiting clients to discuss and advise on conservation requirements, providing quotations and undertaking conservation work. He has worked on Napoleon’s armour and has been involved in identifying and interpreting organic materials in early graves from the medieval period. He also restored the silver Mercure statuette from Bois-l’Abbé excavation.
Bruno is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works (IIC), the British Horological Institute (BHI), the Australian Antiquarian Horological society (AAHS) and the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM).