I’m Chloe, a conservator in training and I’d like to introduce myself.
I studied History of Art at Oxford Brookes for three years, before heading straight into my masters. I found a keen interest in the maritime paintings of the eighteenth century in England, accompanied by a love of eighteenth century funerary sculpture.
Like most conservators I stumbled into the field by accident. During my undergraduate degree I was a member of the University Royal Naval Unit in Oxford. From there I was able to unite museums and the navy and spent several years as a warship conservator aboard HMS Belfast, part of the Imperial War Museum. Although not overly skilled work, the time gave me a real taste and a couple of visits to conservation departments in museums had me convinced.
I have been in Cardiff since September 2015 studying Conservation Practice at master’s level. It’s a fantastic course and I’m hoping to blog about my progression into the final year and into the workplace.
Aside from conservation I enjoy reading, yoga, cooking (and eating), and a good cocktail!
I hope to keep you updated on my progress, Chloe.