Amy is currently studying for a Masters qualification in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management at York University.
As part of the course, she recently returned from a sixteen-week work placement at Gustav van Treeck Studio in Munich, Germany, where she participated in a number of conservation projects. The QEST Scholarship will support Amy through her second year of the course, beginning in October 2014.
The Masters qualification will equip Amy with the knowledge and skills she needs to pursue a career as a stained glass conservator. In the second year she will consolidate the theoretical and practical skills she learned in the first year, culminating in an independent stained glass conservation project and dissertation. Her special interests are nineteenth-century glass and the work of Morris & Co.
Amy is also a keen glass-painter and plans to develop her skills in this area alongside her conservation studies. She will graduate in 2015, when she hopes to continue her training through working on various stained glass conservation projects, with a view to achieving a Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR).
pictures (c) Gustav van Treecks Holfglasmalerei