Simon Lambert

Senior Preservation Advisor, Preservation Services Division

Main areas of work and/or specializations

  • preventive conservation
  • storage planning and reorganization
  • facility assessments and advisory services

Biography

Simon Lambert

Simon Lambert earned a B.A. in Art History and Italian Literature from McGill University, a B.A. in Paintings Conservation from the University of Urbino, Italy, and a M.Sc. in Care of Collections from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. He is a Commonwealth Scholar and recipient of a 2010 Icon Conservation Award from the Institute of Conservation. After completing his studies, he worked as a consultant for ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), where he assisted in the coordination of international conservation training activities; he also worked on developing RE-ORG, a method for reorganizing storage in small to medium-sized museums.

Simon is an accredited member of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators – Preventive Conservation. In 2012, he joined the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), where he conducts interdisciplinary research, provides assessments and offers training. He also advises museums, heritage groups, galleries and other specialized institutions on the management and conservation of their collections. Simon is the coordinator of CCI’s RE-ORG: Canada training program.

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