Victoria Purewal

Victoria Purewal - OMC Course Leader

Victoria worked at the National Museum of Wales for 24 years and recently left to start her own practice. She is an accredited conservator, undertaking work relating to natural science material but mainly botanical collections, specialising in conserving reconstruction of large un-mounted specimens, of note the collection of Alfred Russell Wallace's Palms. She also specialise in the digitisation and conservation of vascular and cryptogamic material, especially bound herbarium volumes. She also conserves wax models, glass plate negatives, timber specimens, materia medica, economic material, archives prints and drawings. She has an MSc and PhD in conservation science and devised a novel method of identifying historic mercury contamination on collections.

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