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Hamilton Kerr Institute

Fitzwilliam Museum


Victoria studied Fine Art and History of Art (joint honours) at the University of Reading, graduating in 2008. She then studied the Conservation of Easel paintings at the Hamilton Kerr Institute. After graduating in 2011, she worked in private practices with Anna Sandén and with Julia Nagle, and carried out other freelance work such as at Tate Britain and high profile in-situ projects in London. She also served on the council of the BAPCR (British Association of Picture Restorer-Conservators) between 2014 and 2017. 


Victoria’s primary role at the HKI is as a studio conservator and supervisor of students and interns. She is also the chief liaison point with the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Victoria has worked on a wide range of paintings, from the 15th century to contemporary and has a keen interest in the conservation of contemporary and modern art.


Key publications: 

2019 - 'Migrants: Art, Artists, Materials and Ideas Crossing Borders', eds. L. Wrapson, V. Sutcliffe,  S. Woodcock and S. Bucklow. Published by Archetype, London

2017 – ‘A Changing Art: Nineteenth-Century Painting Practice and Conservation’, eds. N.Costaras, P.Balch, P.Saltmarsh and V.Sutcliffe, Published by Archetype, London in association with the British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers.

2016 – ‘Consolidation of an Underbound ‘Soil Compound’ Layer: The Treatment of Marcos Grigorian’s Creation of the Planet’, co-authored with Rachel Barker, in The Picture Restorer, Autumn 2016, published by the BAPCR.

2016 - ‘Observations Made During the Conservation Treatment of Jordaens’ Allegory of Fruitfulness from the Wallace Collection’ co-authored with Anna Sandén, in Jacques Jordaens (1593-1678) Allegories of Fruitfulness and Abundance, published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels.

Conservator of Easel Paintings
 Victoria  Sutcliffe

Contact Details

Email address: 
01223 832040