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Alice Tavares da Silva

Alice Tavares da Silva

Painting Conservator


Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 832 040

Biography:

Alice has a degree in Applied Chemistry from the 'Universidade Nova de Lisboa - FCT' in Lisbon, 1995 and an MA in Easel Painting Conservation from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, 1995. Pos-graduate internships included a placement at SRAL in Maastricht 1995-96, and an internship at the Hamilton Kerr Institute from 1996 to 1999. During 2000 Alice was employed at the HKI and then taught painting conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, between 2001 and 2010. Alice returned to the HKI in 2010 as a part-time teaching/ painting conservator and is also currently working as a freelance conservator in Norwich.

Key Publications

  • Sauerberg, M.L., Tavares da Silva, A, "The Coronation Chair – Revisited", Studies in Conservation, vol. 50, number 3, 2005, pp230-233.
  • Tavares da Silva, A., ‘The Decorated Background’, in Massing, A. (ed) The Thornham Parva Retable, Technique, Conservation and Context of an English Medieval Painting, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge and Harvey Miller Publishers, 2003, pp 47-53.
  • Tavares da Silva, A. and Kempski, M., ‘Treatment’, in Massing, A. (ed) The Thornham Parva Retable, Technique, Conservation and Context of an English Medieval Painting, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge and Harvey Miller Publishers, 2003, pp 74-91. 
  • Tavares da Silva, A., "Reconstruction of the decorated background", in Massing, A. (ed) The Thornham Parva Retable, Technique, Conservation and Context of an English Medieval Painting, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge and Harvey Miller Publishers, 2003, pp 129-133.
  • Sauerberg, M.L., Howard, H., Tavares da Silva, A., "The Wall paintings of c. 1300 in the Ante-Reliquary Chapel, Norwich Cathedral and the Thornham Parva Retable: a technical comparison", in Massing, A. (ed) The Thornham Parva Retable, Technique, Conservation and Context of an English Medieval Painting, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge and Harvey Miller Publishers, 2003, pp 189-199.
  • Tavares da Silva, Alice. “Reconstruction of the Tin relief decoration on the Thornham Parva” In Artists’ Footsteps. The reconstruction of pigments and paintingseds. Wrapson, L., Rose, J., Miller, R. & Bucklow, S., Archetype, London 2012, pp.177-183.