Joshua Hill chose a career in conservation to marry his passions for art and science. After a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, he is now undertaking the MA in Conservation of Wall Painting at the Courtauld Institute of Art and plans to combine his conservation practice with teaching and research.
Joshua achieved distinction in the first two years of the course and QEST is providing support for the final year of his professional training. This will include dissertation research into metal soaps in wall paintings and fieldwork in India and the UK.
“The UK may not commonly be associated with wall painting, however in England alone there are over 2000 buildings with surviving medieval painting. Their significance depends on their connection with the structure for which they were created and their care relies on a wealth of specialist craft skills.”