Grace is an early career professional with four years experience working with cultural heritage. She completed the Masters in Cultural Materials Conservation at the University in Melbourne in 2019. Thanks to the mentorship of those around her, Grace approaches conservation with a heart for placing people at the centre, and is passionate about education, diversity of people and practice, and the expanding relevance of the field.
Grace has worked as a conservator in a range of capacities. She was the coordinator of the Heritage Skills Initiative project (International Specialised Skills Institute) where she enjoyed collaborating with a diverse community of stakeholders. After this Grace moved to Sydney where she worked for two years as a frames conservator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, before accepting her current position in exhibitions and loans conservation at the same institution. Throughout these years Grace has also worked as a freelance conservator, most notably for the Biennale of Sydney exhibition Nirin on Cockatoo Island. Needless to say she loves a challenge, albeit not the seagulls during nesting season!
Her list of special interests is ever growing, however Grace’s particular areas of excitement include education and training, built heritage conservation, public outreach, frames, social and environmental sustainability, community based practice and pinot noir. Grace is very honoured and excited to be “veep” of the AICCM and looks forward to learning from, working with and getting to know you all