Catherine Woolfitt

Subject Leader - Historic Building Conservation and Repair

Catherine Woolfitt is an archaeologist and architectural conservator. An accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and of the Institute of Conservation (ICON), she has worked in the conservation of the built heritage since 1993. With wide-ranging work experience in Italy, Israel and the UK, her experience bridges the museum, object, and building conservation sectors. She provides technical advice in the conservation of historic masonry buildings, ancient monuments and sculpture and specialises in porous building materials and architectural ceramics.

Research interests include the investigation and study of lime mortars through history, the cleaning and conservation of terracotta and brick, and the in situ cleaning and conservation of architectural sculpture.

In June 2020, Catherine delivered a Webinar about Graffitti removal as part of Historic England’s Technical Tuesday series. You can catch the recording here.

Catherine is also teaching short courses at the West Dean London Bloomsbury campus. (Please see the link in the Short Courses toolbar on the website)

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