Our Committee

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Clara Molina Sanchez

Clara Molina Sanchez

Chair

Clara is the Head of Applied Conservation at Historic Environment Scotland (HES). She received her BA in Sculpture Conservation from the Escuela Superior de Conservacion y Restauracion de Bienes Culturales in Madrid, Spain. She also holds an MSc in International Heritage Visualisation from Glasgow School of Art. She has worked in local museums, the private sector, and as a freelance conservator prior to founding Spectrum Heritage, where she was Director from 2016 until joining HES in 2020. She has a keen interest in the crossover between traditional conservation and technology.

Clara can be contacted at [email protected]

Hana Bristow

Hana Bristow

Secretary

Hana is a self-employed objects conservator and collections care consultant based in Orkney. She holds an MA in Conservation of Archaeological & Museum Objects from Durham University, an MA in Material & Visual Culture (UCL) and a BA in Archaeology, Anthropology & Art History (UEA). She has previously worked at University of Cambridge Museums, Science Museum Group, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, and the National Trust as part of the salvage team following the devastating fire at Clandon Park.

Hana moved to Orkney in 2022 and enjoys working with a wide range of collections. She values her role within the Icon Scotland Group as a means to engage with conservation news and events across Scotland.

Hana can be contacted at [email protected]

Katie Haworth

Katie Haworth

Vice Secretary

Katie graduated from Durham University with an MA in Conservation of Historic Objects in 2004. She moved to her current role as Preventive Conservator at the National Museums of Scotland in 2006, where she works as part of the team that looks after the diverse collections held by NMS.

Katie loves being involved in the Scottish conservation community.

Gemma Mathieson

Gemma Mathieson

Digital Content Officer

Gemma is a book and paper conservator and holds a degree in Works of Art on Paper from Northumbria University (2016). Having previously spent time in both the private and public sector, she now splits her time working between the National Library of Scotland and freelancing at the Scottish Conservation Studio at Hopetoun House.

Gemma joined the committee in 2019 and holds the shared role of Digital Content Officer. We can be contacted at [email protected] or visit us on Twitter @icon_scotland. Facebook @ICON Scotland Group or Instagram @iconscotland. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Rob Thomson ACR

Rob Thomson ACR

External Liaison

Rob is a self-employed preventive conservator based near Edinburgh and working across the UK for heritage organisations large and small. He studied conservation at Bournemouth University and University College London and has worked in the private and public sectors.
Anna Zwagerman ACR

Anna Zwagerman ACR

Communications, Events team

Anna is the Conservation Officer for Culture Perth & Kinross since 2019, and is currently working on the new Perth Museum, due to open Spring 2024.

Anna has a professional doctorate in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, specialising in Historic Interiors, from the University of Amsterdam. She has since held various roles within the National Trust for Scotland, from Icon intern to Regional Conservator, as well as working as a freelance conservator. Anna manages the blog for ISG.

Jade Hill

Jade Hill

Events Organiser

Jade graduated from Northumbria University with an MA in Conservation of Fine Art, specialising in Easel Painting, having previously gained a BA in Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. After working on a variety of studio-based and on-site conservation projects over the past 12 months, she is looking forward to taking up a conservation technician position in Scotland this summer.

Jade decided to volunteer her time to Icon Scotland after organising and chairing the Gerry Hedley Symposium 2022, which made her want to continue to help planning exciting events for anyone interested in art conservation and cultural heritage. Feel free to add Jade on LinkedIn or send her an email at [email protected] with any suggestions!

LinkedIn:
https://linkedin.com/in/jade-hill-conservator
Elina Rodriguez Millan

Elina Rodriguez Millan

Events Coordinator

Elina works as a Stone Conservator for Historic Environment Scotland, as part of a team that deals with the conservation of carved stone across 328 sites. She holds an MA in Principles of Conservation (UCL), an MSc in Conservation of Architectural Heritage (Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid), and a BA in History.

Elina has worked as an archaeologist and conservator for various archaeological projects. In 2016 she moved to Scotland and since then she has been dedicated to the conservation of stone monuments, both in the private and public sectors.

Elina has been organising and coordinating events as part of the Icon Scotland Committee since 2021. For any events-related queries, you can email her at [email protected].

Bryn Kelley

Bryn Kelley

Student Representative

Bryn Kelley is an MPhil Textile Conservation student at the University of Glasgow. He studied history and chemistry in undergraduate, and is passionate about the material science of conservation, especially modern materials. As part of his MPhil he is investigating the impact of selected solvents on synthetic fibres. 
Lesley Scott

Lesley Scott

Events Assistant

Lesley is the Edinburgh & East Regional Conservator at The National Trust for Scotland, supporting preventive conservation regimes and training in collection care practices at regional properties. She studied at Lincoln in object conservation and decorative finishes before working throughout England and Wales for local authority museums, area museum services and as a freelance conservator; returning to Scotland in 2006.

 

Isobel Griffin ACR – Vice-Chair and Publications

Rebecca Goldie – Treasurer

 Kirstin Ingram Social Media