About Ogilvie Vaile
Ogilvie Vaile Conservation is a private practice, wholly independent of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Birmingham City Council.
The Studio was established as a partnership in April 2006 by Elizabeth Ogilvie and Louise Vaile.
Elizabeth and Louise are fortunate to work alongside the Museum and Art Gallery's conservators and curators, with whom they have collaborated on a number of projects.
About Elizabeth Ogilvie
Elizabeth Ogilvie completed her training in 1981 at London's Camberwell College of Arts, gaining a Diploma, with distinction, in the conservation of prints, drawings and watercolours.
After qualifying she worked as conservator for the Henry Moore Foundation, responsible for the sculptor's collection of works on paper. She then took up a post as conservator in the studio of Philip Stevens in Soho, London where she worked on a wide variety of works, ranging from Old Master drawings to contemporary prints and was also involved with two major restoration projects at Charleston House and Amberley Castle in Sussex.
In 1999 she established her own practice, Elizabeth Ogilvie Conservation (based at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery), prior to setting up Ogilvie Vaile Conservation with Louise.
About Louise Vaile
Louise Vaile was awarded MA Conservation from Camberwell College of Arts in 1996, specialising in the conservation of prints, drawings and watercolours.
After qualifying she worked for the National Trust, first as Project Conservator at Nymans in West Sussex and then as Regional Conservator for the Trust's Southern properties, including Petworth, Uppark, Standen, Polesden Lacey and Ham House. In 2000 she took up the post of Collection Care Officer/Paper Conservator at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, a post she held until setting up Ogilvie Vaile Conservation.
She is a member of the Institute of Conservation and the Independent Paper Conservators' Group and is actively working towards gaining professional accreditation.