Member of The Institute of Conservation And The Museums Association
Sarah O’Donoghue has spent all her working life as a conservator, she started her career in her home town of Preston, Lancashire, working in the conservation department of the Lancashire Museums Service where she spent 3 years developing a good grounding and understanding of all aspects of conservation and museum practice.
Sarah then moved to London to work as the Assistant to the Paper Conservator at the Courtauld Gallery at it’s then new home in the Strand. The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world with a remarkable art collection including famous Impressionist and Post- Impressionist masterpieces. The Courtauld’s exceptional collection of drawings and prints include works by Michelangelo, Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, Canaletto, van Gogh and Picasso. Sarah was responsible for the overall conservation and housing of this impressive collection for 3 years.
Sarah then attended Camberwell Collage of Art to gain a B.A. hons in Paper Conservation. After completing her qualification Sarah gained work experience at the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside and at Bates and Bascomb’s private conservation studio after which she was offered a full time position in this busy London studio, where she continued to work until setting up her own private conservation studio in 2001.