Virginia Nouwen received a BA in History of Art, Materials and Technology at University College London, before going on to read Conservation of Easel Paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. Her thesis was in-depth study of the painting methods and materials of nineteenth century plein-air artist, Eugène Boudin. Since graduating in 2018 she has worked as a freelance conservator at various sites around the U.K., including the Houses of Parliament. She took part in the conservation of the Painted Hall in Greenwich as an intern for Paine & Stewart, before going on to earn a fellowship position at Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg in Maastricht. Virginia also held the role of paintings conservator for loans and displays at the Royal Collection Trust. She joined the team at Studio Redivivus in 2020, where she has been enjoying opportunities to conduct research into artists’ techniques and broadening her professional knowledge.
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