Lucia Scalisi began her career in Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum after receiving her Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the University of Northumbria (formerly Gateshead Technical College). She worked as 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 BAFTA award winning series is syndicated world wide by Warner Bros. TV. Filming series 9, 2023 is currently underway where Lucia will be a Presenter for the new BBC1 prime time programmes.

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.