Prior to finishing my studies I completed a three-month internship at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada and a one-month internship at the National Gallery of Malaysia. After completing the Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation course at the University of Melbourne, I moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada where I worked in a private studio for 1.5 years. Following this I moved to Houston, Texas, USA to work in another private paintings conservation studio for 1 year before relocating to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to set up Blair Paintings Conservation. The experience abroad has deeply informed my practice and technical skills, as I have been fortunate to learn from highly skilled and well regarded paintings conservators.

Tessa Blair
Professional Member, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (PMAICCM)