Louise Bainbridge Biography – Louise Bainbridge Wiki
Louise ‘Lou’ Bainbridge is a conservator, woodworker and expert on BBC’s The Repair Shop. She is an in-house conservator at the Corporation of Trinity House Newcastle, dealing with all aspects of interventive and preventive conservation.
Before securing a part-time contract with the Corporation of Trinity House Newcastle, Louise worked for Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) as a qualified object conservator from August 2007 to March 2011.
In 2021, Louise did the conservation work on the St George and the Dragon painting at the Newcastle Cathedral. The dramatic painting by Dutch political cartoonist Louis Raemaekers commemorates Brigadier James Foster Riddell, killed in 1915 in the Second Battle of Ypres.
Louise graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in sculpture, from the University of Leeds, and a Master of Arts (MA) in preventive Conservation, from Northumbria University. She is a full member of the ICON and Museums Association.
Louise Bainbridge The Repair Shop
Conservator Louise Bainbridge is an expert on BBC’s The Repair Shop, presented by Jay Blades.
The Bluebird Project
Louise joined The Bluebird Project team in 2001 as an eager young student looking to interview someone in the restoration world. “Unfortunately for her she found Bill, but fortunately for us we eventually ended up with our very own fully qualified pet museum conservator and Lou has been with us off and on ever since,” The Bluebird Project said.
Lou has conserved various parts of Bluebird for museum display and has liaised on the project’s behalf with other museological type places such as the Mary Rose Trust.