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Pip Laurenson

Pip Laurenson

Pip Laurenson is the Head of Collection Care Research at Tate in the UK and holds a special chair as Professor of Art, Collection and Care at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. She has over twenty years of experience in the conservation of contemporary art beginning her career in Sculpture Conservation and going on to establish and lead Tate’s pioneering Time-based Media Conservation section from 1996 until 2010. In her current role Pip develops, leads and supports research related to the conservation and management of Tate's collections. Pip is committed to interdisciplinary research that serves and responds to art of our time and in exploring what it means for a contemporary art museum to be a research organisation. Pip has secured awards for research from a range of funders including private foundations, the European Union framework programme and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. She received her doctorate from University College London, is an accredited member of the Institute for Conservation, a trustee of the UK’s National Science and Heritage Forum, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA).

Read about a current project Pip is leading: Reshaping the collectible

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