Angelina Bakalarou Biography – Angelina Bakalarou Wiki
Angelina Bakalarou is a Greek paintings and paper conservator, as well as an expert on BBC1’s The Repair Shop. She is the conservation manager of digitisation and large scale operations at The National Archives in London, England, United Kingdom, according to her Linkedin profile. Before her current role at The National Archives, she was a project conservator from October 2014 to August 2018.
Bakalarou is also co-owner of The Conservators Ltd, a conservation business specialising in the preservation and conservation of works on paper, archival material, photographs and paintings on canvas.
The Conservators can provide a variety of museum-level collection care services and treatments including condition reports for insurance purposes, monitoring plans, conservation treatments for paintings and works on paper (including photographs), cataloguing, art historical research, and storage and logistic plans.
Whether the client is an ultra-high net worth individual or a family trying to preserve their personal photo collection, The Conservators are dedicated to protecting a wide range of paper-based objects and paintings on canvas with conscientious intervention and preventative methods of conservation, according to the business website.
Bakalarou completed a BA in the Conservation of Antiques and Works of Art at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. She went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Conservation of Works on Paper at Camberwell – University of the Arts London.
Upon completion of her studies, she worked as a conservator in the UK and the US, working for institutions such as the Smithsonian and the National Archives at Kew, as well as for numerous private collectors and galleries.
Angelina Bakalarou Age
The Repair Shop’s Angelina Bakalarou was born in January 1988 in Athens, Greece.
Angelina Bakalarou The Repair Shop
Paper conservator Angelina Bakalarou is an expert on The Repair Shop. She joined the Repair Shop team of experts in January 2023. She made her debut on the BBC1 show on Thursday 19 January 2023 (The Repair Shop Series 11 Episode 14) and took on a portrait from the early 1900s known as a ‘crayon portrait.’
“This popular Victorian technique involved painting over an enlarged photograph, thus avoiding hours of posing for the sitter. The portrait belongs to David and features his great grandmother, who by all accounts was a formidable woman. Mary Fletcher was the mother of eight children and profoundly deaf – it’s something that David’s son William relates to. William is deaf and, like his great, great grandmother, has never let his deafness restrict him, which is why it is so important for the family to have the flaking, fragile portrait preserved, displayed and talked about.”
On her second appearance on the show (The Repair Shop Series 11 Episode 17), Bakalarou was tasked with fixing ” a mining helmet made from compressed paper, used by a Welsh colliery worker during his 51-year career underground. Current custodian Ceri cherishes the helmet as a reminder of his late grandfather, who started working down the mines at just 14 years of age.”
Angelina Bakalarou Nationality
Paper conservator Angelina Bakalarou is of Greek nationality.
Angelina Bakalarou Husband
Is Angelina Bakalarou married? Details about her love life haven’t been made public.
Her Instagram handle is @angelina_bak.