What is your education and/or training?
Pip Laurenson is the incoming director of the MSc in the Conservation of Contemporary Art and Media and Professor of Conservation at UCL, London. Between 2010 and 2022 she was the Head of Collection Care Research at Tate in the UK and developed, led and supported research related to the conservation and management of Tate's collections. From 2016 and 2022 Pip also held a Special Chair as Professor of Art, Collection and Care at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. She has thirty years of experience in the conservation of contemporary art, founding and leading Tate’s Time-based Media Conservation section from 1996 to 2010. Pip was the project lead for the research initiative ‘Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum” funded by the Mellon Foundation. (https://www.tate.org.uk/research/reshaping-the-collectible ). She received her PhD from University College London, is an accredited member of the Institute for Conservation, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA).