On Monday 19th February 2018 four of our 2017 scholars presented to trustees, patrons and guests in the beautiful surroundings of The Wallace Collection in London. Giving a presentation is one of the highlights of the Fellowship process and is an opportunity for our scholars to share their unique experience with us and our supporters.
The first scholar to present was Hannah Winn who is studying for a BA in Conservation Studies, at the City & Guilds London Art School. Her placement was participating in the conservation of traditional 13th -15th century Buddhist wall paintings of Zangla Palace and other religious structures in the extremely remote region of Ladakh in Kashmir.
Bryce Lewis who is studying for an MSc in Timber Building Conservation at The Weald & Downland Museum in Chichester told us about his fascinating experience on a course addressing the conservation of wooden architecture and monuments using traditional tools and techniques at the Kizhi Island Open Air Museum in the state of Karelia, in Russia.
Mathilde Renauld is a student at Camberwell College of Arts studying for an MA in Conservation (Art on Paper). She travelled to the island of Malta to work at the private studio of L’Atelier del Restauro, conserving fine art objects.
Finally, Jennifer Brunton studying for an MLitt in Technical Art History at Glasgow University told us about her placement to investigate the canvas weaves of Caravaggio’s ‘Crucifixion of St Andrew’ at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.
Thank you to all four scholars for telling us about their fascinating, challenging and in some cases, intrepid experiences around the globe!
Ellen Leslie MA DipCons(AA) FRSA