Alexandra Gent, Paintings Conservator/PhD candidate

Memberships (professional bodies)

Accredited member of Icon
British Association for Paintings Conservator Restorers (BAPCR)
Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)

Career summary

2010-2015 Paintings Conservator for the Wallace Collection Reynolds Research Project.
2009-2010 Paintings Conservator, National Galleries of Scotland.
2007-2009 Paintings Conservator, Tate.
2002-2009 Freelance paintings conservator part time.
2001-2007 Paintings Conservator, English Heritage.

Areas of interest / research

The materials and technique of Joshua Reynolds.
18th-Century British portraiture.

Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture

  • Gent, A, ‘Reynolds, Paint and Painting: A Technical Analysis’ in Experiments in Paint: Reynolds at the Wallace Collection, L. Davis and M. Hallett (eds.), 2015.
  • Gent, A., A. Roy and R. Morrison, National Gallery Technical Bulletin 35, Reynolds at the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection, A. Roy (ed.), 2014.
  • Gent, A, R. Morrison and R. Jones, ‘The Strawberry Girl: repetition in Reynolds’s studio practice’ in European Paintings 15th – 18th Century: Copying, Replicating and Emulating, E. Hermans (ed.), London, 2014.