Lucia Scalisi began her career in Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1984 after receiving a Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the University of Northumbria (formerly Gateshead Technical College). She worked for 11 years as a Senior Conservator of Paintings at the V&A, after which she set up a Conservation Studio in private practice in central London.

She was Chief Restorer with the ‘Calcutta Tercentenary Trust’ at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkatta, India; Lecturer at the Academy of Conservation in Tbilisi, Georgia; Advisor to The Levantine Foundation/Deir al-Surian Desert Monastery, Egypt (image below); Lecturer in Conservation Studies at London City & Guilds are amongst 21stC projects. Working with the American University of Beirut (AUB) on their inaugural collection is a highlight.

2017 saw a new series for the BBC- ‘The Repair Shop’ – in which Lucia is the Paintings Conservation expert. This award winning series is syndicated world wide by Warner Bros. TV – currently running series 8, 2022.

Lucia has a 2.1 Hons from Sheffield University; a Diploma in Conservation; a conservation professional within ICOM-Conservation (International Council of Museums) & BAPCR (British Assoc. of Paintings Conservators/Restorers).


Deir al-Surian Monastery, 6th century, Egypt – Levantine Foundation conservation project.