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Pip Laurenson

Head of Collection Care Research

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Pip Laurenson is the Head of Collection Care Research at Tate in the UK and Professor of Art, Collection and Care at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. She has over twenty years of experience in the conservation of contemporary art, founding and leading Tate’s Time-based Media Conservation section from 1996 to 2010. In her current role Pip develops, leads and supports research related to the conservation and management of Tate's collections. Pip currently leads the Andrew W. Mellon funded research initiative ‘Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum” to develop innovative models for the conservation and management of contemporary works of art that challenge museum structures and practices ( ). 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).