Joana Devesa


Joana Devesa completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Conservation and Restoration in the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Her Master thesis title was “Treatment of an early nineteenth century male portrait in oil including the characterisation of materials, technique and a study of the lead soap aggregation in the paint composite" and it was supervised by Dr. Leslie Carlyle and co-supervised by Dr. Cristina Montagner.
From 2013 to 2016, Devesa was a Paintings conservator intern at Instituto José de Figueiredo (Lisbon, Portugal), Hamilton Kerr Institute - University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England) and Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (Maastricht, Netherlands).
Currently, she is a CORES PhD fellow. Her topic of research concerns alkaline cleaning recipes from 1600 to 1900 and their impact on traditional oil paintings.