CONSERVATION+CULTURE is a small firm based in Toronto that operates according to the highest standards in the heritage conservation field. It is managed by conservator Vincent Dion working with peers and allied professionals.
Owner and main conservator
Vincent is a graduate of the Master of Art Conservation Program at Queen’s University (MAC 2016) with a specialization in the conservation of works on paper, photographic materials and new media. He has completed curriculum internships at the Canadian Conservation Institute, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as further professional development involving contemporary art conservation and modern materials at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, and at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC.
Vincent is an expert working with all things paper and an accredited member of the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC).
Garnet is a graduate of the Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management program at Fleming College.
They first joined the studio in September 2022 for a curriculum internship and they have assisted with numerous projects ever since. In addition, they have completed an internship with Vtape focusing on the care and management of time-based media.
Heritage Conservation Intern
Gladys Lou is a Hong Kong-Canadian artist and writer with an HBA in Art & Art History and Psychology from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, with a Certificate of Curatorial Studies. Her practice utilizes experimental media including video, sound, photography, and paper installations and her works has been exhibited across the city and beyond. She was the recipient of many prizes and study placements and has interned at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. with the Time-Based Media working group in summer 2022, She is interested in the conservation of contemporary art, with a focus on paper and photography.