Monique Benoit

Conservator (Metals), Treatment and Collection Care – Objects, Paper and Archaeology Division

Main areas of work and/or specializations

  • large-scale modern and historical metal projects
  • architectural metals such as patinated bronze
  • painted and decorative finishes such as gilding on metal
  • assisting artists and caretakers to select suitable materials for outdoor sculptures
  • managing and maintaining public art collections and installations


Monique Benoit

Monique Benoit holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Regina and a Master of Art Conservation (Objects) from Queen’s University.

While a student, Monique was awarded a scholarship to study metals conservation and metallurgy at the Metal Conservation Summer Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. Later, she was the recipient of a grant for a postgraduate internship in metals conservation at the Museum of Art and History in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked on historic silver, enamel, arms and armour.

Prior to joining the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), Monique was the sole metals conservator at the Centre de Conservation du Québec for seven years. She also worked a short time in private practice and spent over four years working in the conservation laboratory at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

Monique joined CCI in 2016 and is currently developing research projects on the treatment of modern materials, such as stainless steel and weathering steel, and exploring the use of dry ice on metals.

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