Megan Levet

2019 QEST London Art History Society Scholar - Painting Conservation

Megan’s QEST Scholarship will support her during her second year at the Courtauld Institute of Art where she is studying the conservation of easel paintings. She will be developing her practical and analytical skills, and combining these with her knowledge of the materials and methods of artists and the chemistry of conservation, which she learnt in her first year.  This will enable her to work more independently on new projects.

Megan has the desire to practise conservation in museums and major London studios upon graduating and is excited to start using everything she has learnt to perform successful treatments on important cultural artefacts.

Conservation is an exciting multidisciplinary craft that uncovers secrets and solves the problems essential in preserving the longevity of our cultural heritage. It is because of its diversity that I enjoy it so much, and I am keen to make conservation accessible to more people in the future.