BA, Dip. Heritage Resources, Dip. Collection Conservation & Management, PMAICCM
Wendi trained as a conservator in Ontario, Canada at Sir Sandford Fleming College. She has worked at ICS since 2007, initially as an Objects Conservator, before transitioning to Paper Conservation in 2010.
After graduating in 2004, Wendi conserved archaeological artefacts at a City of Toronto Heritage Division site, and later worked as a conservator at a major disaster recovery company (ROSCO Document Division).
Wendi specialises in the conservation of works of art on paper, maps, documents, bound volumes, parchments, and photographs. She works with a wide range of materials including watercolours, drawings, prints, pastels, maps, photographs, bound materials, documents, parchments, wallpaper, ephemera, and 3D based paper objects. She has extensive experience in devising management strategies and recovery treatments for large collections of paper-based artworks, documents, bound materials, and magnetic media, damaged in floods and fires.
As our Senior Paper Conservator, Wendi works with the Paper Team to advise, guide, and implement appropriate methodologies for a wide range of projects, including complex treatments, condition reports, exhibition preparation, transport, collection care, surveys, disaster response and preventative conservation.
Wendi’s highlight projects include the 40,000 Horsemen Poster; the gouache caricature of Frederick Coleman, 1907; an Albert Namatjira watercolor; the Sydney Cricket Ground Panoramic Photograph; a Terrestrial Globe; and numerous pencil sketches and prints of Norman Lindsay artworks.
Wendi’s current focus is on extending her expertise in the conservation of bound volumes and photographs. She is a professional member of AICCM and a committee member for the NSW AICCM Division.