Lucia Scalisi began her career in Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1984 after receiving her Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings. She worked for 11 years as a Senior Conservator of Paintings at the V&A before opening a Conservation Studio in private practice in London in 1995.

Since then she has been Chief Restorer with the ‘Calcutta Tercentenary Trust’ at Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkatta, India; Lecturer at the Academy of Conservation in Tbilisi, Georgia; Lecturer in Conservation Studies at London City & Guilds for over 10 years. Working with the American University of Beirut on their inaugural collection is a highlight as well as being the Paintings Conservator for the BBC 2 series ‘Restoration Roadshow’ in 2011.

2017 saw the new  BBC 2 series ‘The Repair Shop’ in which Lucia Scalisi is the Paintings Conservation expert. The series has been recommissioned (see April’s Blog 2017) and series 2/3 airing from March 2018.  A Christmas Special edition appeared in 2017. Series 4 filming will begin late 2018.

In February 2018 ‘The Repair Shop’ won the accolade of best short factual series at the Royal Television Society awards.

Lucia has a 2.1 Hons from Sheffield University; Diploma in Conservation University of Northumbria (formerly Gateshead Technical College); ICON Accredited Conservator (Institute of Conservation); a member ICOM-Conservation (International Council of Museums) & BAPCR (British Assoc. of Paintings Conservators/Restorers).