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With a background in Fine Art and Art History,

Sarah Cove ACR FBAPCR FIIC qualified as an Easel Paintings Conservator at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1985 followed by internships at the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has worked freelance for private, heritage and corporate clients since 1986. In 1999 Sarah was one of the first British conservator-restorers to gain Professional Accreditation (PACR) from the UK Institute of Conservation (ICON). She is a Fellow of the British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR) and the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC). Sarah is listed on The Conservation Register and is a Corporate Supplier to the South West Federation of Museums. In 2017 she became an Approved Assessor for the AIM Collections Care Conservation Grant scheme. Sarah is a former Trustee of ICON, former Deputy Chair of the BAPCR and was a Community Member of the Steering Group of the Royal Greenwich World Heritage Site. She works closely with UK-based training institutions to offer occasional bespoke internships and student placements at her studio and during on-site projects.

In 2018 Sarah moved from London to Cornwall and established a new conservation studio for paintings and frames in Falmouth to serve the SW region, whilst continuing to work for clients in the South East. 

© Image: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

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