Melissa Daugherty [coordinator]

Institute: University of Amsterdam

Country: The Netherlands

Biography: Melissa Daugherty is a freelance paintings conservator with her own studio in Amsterdam. One of her current projects is supporting Emilie Froment at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) with the organization of the masterclass ‘The Dutch Method Unfolded’.

She obtained her bachelor’s in Art History at the University of Leiden. At the same time she took extracurricular courses at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. In 2012 Melissa completed her master’s Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the UvA, specializing in paintings. As a post-graduate conservation trainee at the UvA she worked at the Rijksmuseum and the SRAL (Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg) for one year each. After receiving her post-graduate diploma in 2014 she founded a multi discipline conservation studio with four colleagues in Amsterdam. In 2018 she moved to a studio with conservation colleagues from modern and contemporary art and historic interior and founded MODCON. She works for various museums in the Netherlands. She is now working on a wonderful project of Castle de Haar conserving a 15th century Spanish painting: blog of the process on the site of De Haar.

Besides her work as a freelancer, Melissa worked for two years as a research coordinator at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands on the project Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure on Cultural Heritage (IPERION-CH).

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
Wax-resin project