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Nicola Grimaldi

Northumbria University
Senior Lecturer in the Conservation of Fine Art
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

After graduating in 1993 from Northumbria University with a Master of Arts Degree in the Conservation of Fine Art Nicola Grimaldi spent many years working in private practice. Clients have included many Regional and National Museums and Galleries, organisations such as National Trust, and Chatsworth Trust. From 2004 she was employed by Tyne and Wear Museums as the painting conservator for a collection of around 3000 easel paintings. During this period she was involved in overseeing major projects such as National Gallery Partnership Exhibition with Tyne and Wear Museums.

Nicola has been involved with the preparation of loans and courier duties for many National and International organisations including the Teniers Exhibition in Germany in 2006 and an exhibition of work by Paul Gauguin and Van Gogh in Dallas Museum of Art 2006. She supervised and advised on care of collections, including storage, packing and handling and was also involved in training internal and external museum staff as part of Renaissance in the Region project in aspects of care of easel paintings and general collections care. She is currently employed by Northumbria University as Senior Lecturer for the Masters Degree in Conservation of Fine Art teaching aspects of painting conservation as well as supervising MA dissertation projects. Nicola is also involved in external work for the University including research and consultancy.