Gabriella currently divides her time between the National Gallery, London and a private paintings conservation studio in East London. At the National Gallery she is employed three days a week in the Scientific Department researching the materials and techniques of the collection in collaboration with conservation and curatorial colleagues. At the private studio in London she is a practicing ‘Paintings Conservator' treating paintings ranging from 16th century panel paintings to contemporary mixed-media works of art.
“Without the generous scholarship awarded to me by QEST I would not have been able to gain invaluable work experience as an intern in the V&A’s Paintings Conservation Department. This year-long experience enabled me to focus on developing my practical skills as a Paintings Conservator whilst building my knowledge with regards to the interdisciplinary nature of working in a museum environment.”
Since the internship at the V&A, Gabriella has succeeded in finding work in her field. This has included returning to the V&A on a freelance basis to assist with several specific conservation projects over the past three years.