Marianne Breault

Assistant Preventive Conservation Advisor, Preventive Conservation Division

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Biography

Marianne Breault studied Art History and Archaeology at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University. She holds a Master’s degree in Heritage Conservation with a specialization in paintings, which she obtained in 2018 from the Institut national du patrimoine in Paris. During her five years of conservation training, she worked on various objects belonging to museums throughout France and completed an internship at the Centre de conservation du Québec in the paintings laboratory.

After her studies, Marianne worked as a conservator at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, where she was responsible for the treatment and preventive conservation of paintings and sculptures. She joined the Canadian Conservation Institute in 2019, where she has worked in turn as a postgraduate intern in preventive conservation, an acting assistant preventive conservation advisor and a postgraduate intern in the fine arts laboratory. She became an assistant preventive conservation advisor in 2021.

In her current role, she provides advice to a variety of clients including museums, archives, heritage groups and cultural centres. She also delivers facility assessment services and proposes solutions to improve the preservation of collections. Marianne collaborates with members of the Designation of Institutions and Public Authorities – Movable Cultural Property Program and the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program on travelling exhibitions in Canada. She also participates in collection risk assessments for collections exhibited in non-museum settings.

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