Karina joined ICS in 2007 as Senior Objects Conservator, and was appointed Head of Conservation, for our Objects and Outdoor Heritage division in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Canberra, and has extensive experience in object and artefact conservation, collections management and preventive conservation. She is an experienced project manager and team leader.
Her objects conservation experience covers a wide range of material types including metals, wood, leather, fibres, ceramic, stone, glass and plastics. She has worked on an enormous variety of objects including social history, art, technological, maritime, industrial, ethnographic and indigenous collections.
Karina has specialist expertise in the conservation of archaeological artefacts, including the evaluation and conservation of waterlogged archaeological remains. She also regularly undertakes conservation work on outdoor sculptures and industrial items. This work includes condition assessments, maintenance schedules and the provision of recommendations for future care and maintenance.
While her primary focus is the conservation of objects and archaeological artefacts, Karina also has considerable experience with exhibition design, installation and maintenance, and management of objects while in storage. Her work in this area includes the preparation of objects for display in temporary, travelling and permanent exhibitions, providing conservation advice for exhibition development, display furniture and materials and the installation of exhibitions and displays. Karina also advises on best practice methods of display, security and object support.
In addition to undertaking conservation treatments and advising on the conservation and stabilisation of archaeological remains, Karina has provided training sessions for conservation teams working with this type of material.
Karina is a professional member of the AICCM.