Reed Ivey HudsonRestorerStudio Art Colleges International in Florence


Reed Hudson is an American conservator who has trained in Italy, America and the United Kingdom.

She obtained a BA in African Studies from Mount Holyoke College, with a focus on the cultures of the Sahel and Sahara regions. While pursuing a Post Baccalaureate degree in Art Conservation from Studio Art Colleges International in Florence she worked on finds from the Cetamura del Chianti excavation, as well as in situ wall paintings, paintings on wood and canvas, and polychrome wooden sculptures. She then obtained a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Harvard University, with a focus on collections management.

Most recently she undertook the MA in Principles of Conservation and MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at University College London, where she treated a range of objects from Egyptian cartonnage to 19th century porcelain.

During her studies she has worked with various archaeological, ethnographic, and fine art collections, at institutions including the Vatican Museums, the Wallace Collection, and the Pitt Rivers Museum. She has also participated in field projects to conserve wall paintings and architectural heritage in both Italy and the United Kingdom and conducted research on the use of photogrammetry in conservation documentation, the digitization of heritage, and community involvement in conservation.