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Partner 11. Chevalier-Aurelia.

The Chevalier-Aurelia SME has been working since 7years on the restoration of canvas, panel and wall paintings. The restored artworks provenience ranged from private collections to national and international museums (Louvre museum or Beaubourg). Restoration of immovable artworks included churches in Paris (Saint-Louis-en-l’île) or Saint-Savior in Prizren-Kosovo (Unesco programm). In the past years the SME has collaborations with several contemporary artists, including Simon Hantaï and Shirley Jaffe.


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Dr Aurelia Chevalier-Menu graduated in 2003 at the Institut national du patrimoine, restoration department in Paris. In 2005, she obtained a Master II degree in Art History from Paris Panthéon Sorbonne and in 2010, she obtained her PhD from Arts et Métiers ParisTech LCPI (supervisor Pr. Robert Duchamp). Since 2003, she works as a private painting conservator for French museums such as the Louvre museum, Beaubourg, or the Decorative Arts museum in Paris. Aurelia Chevalier-Menu is also involved in the development of innovative methods in order to improve restoration treatments. Her goal is linked with the comprehension of physico-chemical properties of restoration materials on paintings substrates, and she published several articles on the subject. From 2010, Aurelia Chevalier-Menu is in charge of the Paintings Cleaning course at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - restoration department (Conservation Restauration des Biens Culturels), where she teaches traditional cleaning and consolidation methods and innovation in the field.


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