Kendall Francis

2018 QEST Finnis Scott Foundation Scholar - Easel Painting Conservation & Restoration

Fine Art and Art History graduate Kendall is working towards a Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art. A QEST Finnis Scott Foundation Scholarship enabled Kendall to continue her studies into the second year. Further developing her practical skills and chemical and material knowledge will enable her to independently analyse and perform treatments based on informed and reflective conservation and restoration practice.

My ambition is to become a prominent paintings conservator in the UK, specialising in Medieval and Renaissance artworks in leading British institutions. I also want to champion my craft to encourage other young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, like myself, to understand its value.