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 painted mural that had been covered in graffiti, and treatment of flood-damaged artworks from the 2011 Queensland floods.