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Florence Hayward


Trained in restoration and conservation of ceramics and glass with the late Nigel Williams fm the British Museum from 1990-1992.

In 2001 Florence spend 6 weeks in Japan during which she trained with Kumazaki Nobuyoki in his traditional Urushi workshop learning the art of making  laquered objects in the town of Takayama. This was followed by visits  to various Urushi crafts people from whom she learned the famous and very beautiful art of restoration of ceramics and glass with urushi and gold or silver which is still highly regarded and appreciated around the world.


Urushi renders the restoration impermeable to water thus allowing the object to be used. She keeps up to date by attending continual professional development courses parallel to running the  Conservation Studio from 1993 to present day.

She also led workshops dedicated to training of Museum staff in various 


Member of:

*  ICOM – International Council of Museums

*  IIC – The International Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic


*  ICON – The Institute of Conservation

Alina Geanina Curca-Jonescu 
She was born on October 18, 1977 (Bals, Olt county), Rumania
and completed her university studies at University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu,


of History and Heritage.

Title of Bachelor of Arts, Profile: Decorative and Fine Arts, Specialization:

Conservation and Restoration, Section "Painting"
*  Member of ICOM - International Council of Museums
*  Member of Artists Union of Romania - Sibiu Branch,
*  Expert restorer tempera painting in the National Complex "ASTRA" 


*  Postgraduate studies: Master in Protection and Recovery National


   History, "Lucian Blaga"
*  PhD in history - "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu, Faculty of History and Heritage

    "Nicolae Lupu", Department of Ancient and Medieval History, Guide:

   Prof. Univ. Dr. Thomas

   Nagler, Topic: Religion icon in Byzantine iconography in historical


   Byzantine icons of the century reflected the eighteenth century

   collections Sibiu
-  Associate Teacher / University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu, Faculty of History

   and Heritage "Nicolae Lupu", Department of Conservation and

-  Scientific expertise in conservation and restoration: national and

   international shows and sessions
-  Practical experience in conservation and restoration: restoration of

   icons on

   wooden and glass in the National Complex "ASTRA" Museum and

   other collections in the country.