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Welcome to my online conservation portfolio !
My name is Amandine Thépaut and I am graduated with a Master's degree in paintings conservation from the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP)(National Institute for Cultural Heritage) in Paris.
Firstly, I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Art History and Archeology at Paris IV, Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2012 and a MBA in Contemporary Art Market at the Institut d’Études Supérieures des Arts- IESA (Institute of Graduate Studies in Art) in 2013 in Paris.
In 2018-2019, I conducted a comparative study of chemical Nanorestore® gels for surface cleaning of sensitive painting involving properties of water based cleaning systems. This study aimed to work on historical, material research and scientific research to perfom the conservation treatment of the Robert Combas' work La Bataille ,1980 (vinyl emulsion paint on Masonite®) conserved at the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (Saint-Etienne, France).
In 2019-2020, I worked for my master thesis on a comparative study of agarose gel and Nanorestore® gels for the surface cleaning of a water-sensitive oil painting involving properties of pH and conductivity. This study aimed to work on historical, material research and scientific research to perfom the conservation treatment of Etude de nu painted by Charles-Auguste Edelmann in 1921 (oil on canvas) and conserved at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Paris, France). Click here to download the thesis (in french).
During my Master's degree at INP I completed various internships including a six-months internship at the Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
I also interned at the National Museum of Modern Art - Centre Pompidou (Paris) and at the Interdisciplinary Conservation Center of Heritage (Marseilles).
As part of the education program of the INP, I also worked with other students on preservation projects at various French museums such as the Léon Dierx Museum (Ile de la Réunion), the Jacquemart-André Museum (Paris) and the Municipal Contemporary Art Fund of Paris (Paris).