Suzanne Sacorafou is a frames conservator based in London and specializing in period and contemporary picture and mirror frames. Whilst working out of a South London studio for frames conservation, she also collaborates with other conservation studios and disciplines including paintings, furniture and paper conservation. Although based in London, Suzanne can work onsite if necessary. Her experience ranges from private clients, to collaboration with national and regional museums.
She came to conservation as a second career; her first degree being Interior Design. Following a two-year MA in Conservation of Historical Objects from the University of Lincoln, she won a one-year ICON HLF internship at Tate. A second year at Tate was awarded and partly funded by NADFAS.
Now working in private practice, she continues to maintain her contact with colleagues at Tate and receives freelance contracts on a regular basis. She has had experience working with other regional institutions such as The BEANEY, Canterbury, Henry Moore Foundation, RAMM, Exeter, and Torre Abbey, Torquay. Contracts have covered practical frame conservation projects; condition surveys for collections, exhibitions and loans out, and long term collection care advice.
Examples of her work and the services she provides are to be found on the portfolio pages of this site. A wider range of projects can be made available on request.
Suzanne is a full member of ICON and is a longstanding committee member for the Gilding and Decorative Surfaces Group. She has been responsible for organizing various courses for its members, and her organization skills have come to the fore as she carried out various ‘behind the scenes’ responsibilities in the group’s annual AGM, the 2009 and 2013 conferences.