Director and Studio Manager
Diana graduated with an MA Arts degree from Edinburgh University, specialising in the History of Art and English Literature. Following her degree she also gained a qualification in Business and Secretarial Studies in Sheffield and became PA to David Mellor the industrial designer and silversmith.
In 1985 Diana helped Mark to establish his conservation business and continues to operate as Director and Studio Manager.
Sarah Freeman ACR
Sarah undertook an undergraduate degree in the History of Art with Material Studies at University College London and went on to train for her career in Conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she graduated in 2012.
Following her graduation she completed a six-month internship at Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) in Maastricht, Netherlands. She also went on to work at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) in Mumbai, completing the final stages of conservation on The Sword of Damocles by Antoine Dubost. Sarah has worked in the public sector as well as other private studios whilst based in London and has worked at Mark Roberts Conservation Ltd since 2014.
Inês graduated in Structural/Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon, in 2005, and worked as a structural engineer in Portugal and the United Kingdom. In 2012, she received an MA in Conservation of Fine Art, from Northumbria University.
She was appointed Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) in June 2012, and afterwards joint Fellow at MCI and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA, where she carried out research and conservation treatments on paintings, and had the opportunity to work closely with conservators of different specialties and conservation scientists. Since then, she has been a Lecturer in Conservation of Fine Art at Northumbria University and has worked in private studios in the UK. Inês has worked at Mark’s studio since March 2018.
Mark trained in a Conservation Studio attached to Manchester Art Gallery. In 1968 he travelled to Italy, assisting with the conservation of paintings from the Uffizi that had been damaged during the 1966 floods in Florence.
From 1970 until 1985 Mark worked in the public sector as Conservation Officer at Sheffield Art Galleries. In 1985 he established his business and in 2000 it moved to a secure purpose-built studio, within the Harley Foundation Workshops in North Nottinghamshire, where Mark continued to work until his death in June 2017.