TOBIT CURTEIS ASSOCIATES

Tobit Curteis set up the practice in 1992 and is the managing partner. Following a degree in the History of Art at Warwick University, Tobit undertook his postgraduate training in the conservation of wall paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, in conjunction with the Getty Conservation Institute, subsequently working in Florence and Rome. In parallel with his work on historic wall paintings, Tobit has, for over twenty years, been developing environmental survey and monitoring techniques for historic buildings. He is an accredited member of the Institute for Conservation, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a fellow of the International Institute for Conservation. He works as a consultant for Historic England, is the Advisor on Wall Paintings for the National Trust and regularly lectures and publishes on environmental and conservation issues.

Vicky Curteis gained an MA in Modern Languages at Trinity College, Oxford and a PGCE at the Institute of Education, University of London. Following a successful career in education, she was a founding partner of Tobit Curteis Associates LLP, where she manages and edits the practice documents and publications.

Eike Friedrich read History of Art and Architecture at the University of Reading and gained an MA in Conservation of Easel Paintings at the University of Northumbria. He carried out post graduate work at the Hamilton Kerr Institute at the University of Cambridge. He has worked as an associate with Tobit Curteis Associates since 2004, where he designs and oversees the technical aspects of the monitoring programmes, including the development of new sensors and analytical software.

Fiona Henderson gained a degree in History at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, followed by an MA in Architectural History and an MA in the Conservation of Wall Paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art. As both a wall painting conservation student and a qualified professional she worked in India, Bhutan, Georgia, Cyprus and Malta. She undertook research into the use of thermal imaging in the diagnosis of deterioration of wall paintings. Fiona joined Tobit Curteis Associates in 2015 as an associate focusing on environmental survey and monitoring, and on the survey and conservation of wall paintings.

Giulia Bertolotti gained a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Trento (Italy) after a MSc in Cultural Heritage Sciences and a BSc in Sciences and Technologies for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration at the University of Parma (Italy). Before joining Tobit Curteis Associates in 2016, Giulia worked in museum conservation science laboratories in Europe and USA, including the British Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum, identifying materials and their degradation products in works of art and conducting research on pollutants within the museum environment.

Sarah-Jane Fox gained a dual degree in Art History and International Relations at the University of British Columbia, followed by an MA in the Conservation of Wall Paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she undertook research into image-based monitoring of surface deposits on wall paintings . As both a wall painting conservation student and a qualified professional she worked in Bhutan, Georgia, India and the UK. Sarah-Jane joined Tobit Curteis Associates in 2016 as an associate focusing on environmental survey and monitoring, and on the survey and conservation of wall paintings.

Pam Begg has a BA Hons in Modern Languages and had a successful career as a manager in international fashion retail. Pam joined Tobit Curteis Associates in 2015 as Practice Manager.

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