My career in conservation began in 2006 with a two-year internship in book and paper conservation at the world-renowned Bodleian Library, Oxford, (an Institute of Conservation and Heritage Lottery Fund initiative).
Following my decision to specialise in paper, I gained a scholarship to study a two-year Masters in the Conservation of Fine Art; Works of Art on Paper course at Northumbria University.
During and since the completion of my course in 2010, I have undertaken internships and work within:
- British Library, London
- SPRI, (Scott Polar Research Institute), Cambridge
- RCAHMS, (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland), Edinburgh
- City Art Gallery, Edinburgh
- Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Durham Record Office
In March 2011, I began Zoe Finlay Paper Conservation from studio premises in Newcastle upon Tyne.
I currently live in Northumberland with my husband and two daughters.