Camille is a paintings conservator interested in the structural conservation of canvas supports. She also works on the paint layer and particularly enjoys the cleaning of painted surfaces. Currently, structural conservation is not extensively taught in conservation courses. In the past, people would learn during an apprenticeship with a master, but this is not necessarily possible nowadays. Camille has created her own training plan, and QEST is supporting the refining of her knowledge and manual skills in this niche speciality.
She will do six placements in museums and private studios, with structural experts in the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands and hopes to put these skills into practice with national collections across the UK, and pass on her knowledge through teaching.