I am a conservator with a background in the preventive conservation of paper-based material. I hold a a Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, and in 2018, I received a Master in Memory and Collections from the Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa (FCRB), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Since 2015, I have been responsible for managing the conservation of the Brazilian graphic culture collection at Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro. The collection is comprised of drawings, engravings, paintings, and graphic archives of artists, which constitute an overview of the history of the printed image in Brazil. I also provide technical assistance and foster preventive conservation dissemination to other colleagues, be they curators, archivists, registrars or researchers, involved in different projects.
From 2012 to 2015, I conducted a research project at the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory for Graphic Documents - FCRB related to the conservation of a graphic art collection in Brazilian writers archives. In 2019, I received a grant to attend the Icon-Getty Continuing Professional Development Programme in the United Kingdom. This experience had a direct impact on my conservation work and was a milestone in my career. Attending the ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference is an outstanding opportunity to experience first-hand the latest research and news in the conservation field, as well as engage with conservators and scientists, with different backgrounds and institutional affiliations, from all over the world. This experience will help in the growth of my career, allow me to be part of a global community of heritage professionals, and to learn from others' experiences while sharing my own. My main research interests are related to the preservation of Brazilian graphic designers and cartoonist productions, especially the challenges involved in the conservation of modern and contemporary graphic art materials.
For the Beijing Conference, I will present a poster in the Preventive Conservation Working Group entitled: “A weighing methodology for moving cultural collections at the Instituto Moreira Salles”.
ICOM-CC Working Group interest: Graphic Documents; Preventive Conservation; Modern Materials and Contemporary Art; Documentation; Theory, History, and Ethics of Conservation