MA (Cultural Material Conservation)
BA (Visual Arts)
Claire joined the ICS Paintings Team in 2011. She holds a Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University.
Claire employs her extensive conservation training and experience across all aspects of painting conservation. She is highly skilled in the conservation of easel paintings, murals, frames and painted decorative finishes and is proficient in the conservation of paintings on glass, timber, metal, ivory and paper supports. Claire undertakes a wide variety of treatments, from infilling, surface cleaning, backing removal, consolidation and retouching, to more complex challenges such as tear repairs and gilding. In addition, Claire has experience in outdoor heritage, sculpture, timber objects and lacquer conservation.
Amongst her highlight projects, Claire counts the treatment of a variety of classical and contemporary artworks by internationally recognised artists, such as Arthur Streeton, Frederick McCubbin, Bessie Gibson, Margaret Olly, Jessie Scarvell, Jeffrey Smart, David Boyd, Norman Lindsey, Brett Whitely and Ben Quilty. She has also been fortunate to work on a series of politically sensitive artworks by Xanana Gusmao, first president of East Timor, flood damaged artworks from the 2011 Queensland floods and a number of decorative paint schemes within the State Theatre of NSW.