Conservation Manager, Works on Paper



Alexandra Greathead joined the Ashmolean Museum’s Conservation Department in 2002 as the Conservator of Works of Art on Paper.  Initially she was engaged as a project conservator to cover maternity leave but became a permanent member of the department in 2003, overseeing the move into a new purpose fitted Paper conservation studio in 2004. Alexandra graduated from the Camberwell College of Art (London Institute for the Arts) with a degree in Paper Conservation (Library and Archives). She also has a master’s degree in the Conservation of Fine Art (Works on Paper) from the University of Northumbria. Conservation projects are wide ranging from Papyrus in Antiquity and European Old Master drawings to Screen paintings in Eastern art and Pastel drawings by contemporary Western artists.  In recent years, the Paper Conservation team have carried out a research project relating to forty drawings by Raphael.