Meet our two new team members, Hellen and Catherine!
After spending some time as an apprentice in objects and fresco conservation she decided to return to school and focus her study on book and paper conservation. Hellen is currently in her fifth and final year of study at Scuola Regionale de Restauro del Centro di Catalogazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia (The Regional Centre for Cataloguing and Restoration of Cultural Heritage). As part of her course she is doing a two-month internship with Derry & Raphoe, we are very excited to have her in the studio.
Catherine attended the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Heritage Studies. She later went on to study furniture conservation and restoration at Letterfrack and West Dean College. As she is currently living in Derry with several book conservators she decided to join in the fun and volunteer a couple of days a week with the project. We appreciate her hard work and are excited to utilize her experience in furniture conservation on our wooden-board books.