hloe Lucas Conservation of photographs in Ontario

Chloe Lucas Conservation

Chloe Lucas Conservation is a private conservation company specializing in the preservation and conservation of fine art and archival photographs.

We provide high quality conservation treatment and preservation services following the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Association for Conservation of cultural heritage.

The conservation lab is located in Ottawa and serves institutions and private individuals in Canada and abroad. Contact us to schedule an initial examination.

Client list

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Association des Archivistes du Québec, Quebec City, QC

Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, ON

Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC

Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON

City of Ottawa, Public Art Program, Ottawa, ON

Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON

Library and Archives Canada, Gatineau, QC

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Jewish Archives, ON

Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, ON


Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, France

Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France 

French Ministry of Defense (Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense), Paris France

Musée national de la Marine, Paris, France 

Parisienne de photographie, Paris, France

Société Française de Photographie, Paris, France


Chloe Lucas – Owner & Principal photograph conservator

Chloe Lucas photograph conservator in Canada

Chloe Lucas holds a Licence 3 degree (3 years – Bachelor equivalent) in History of Art and Archaeology from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

She started working in conservation with a pre-program internship in a private photograph conservation lab in Paris in 2010.

Afterwards, she studied photograph conservation for five years at the Institut National du Patrimoine, under the supervision of Anne Cartier-Bresson. She holds a Licence 3 degree (3 years – Bachelor equivalent) and Master 2 degree (2 years – Master equivalent) in heritage conservation, specialized in the conservation and preservation of photographic materials. Chloe Lucas graduated with honours from the Institut National du Patrimoine in 2016.

During her studies, Chloe interned as a photograph conservator at the National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Conservation Institute, and in several private conservation labs in Paris.

Chloe opened Chloe Lucas Conservation lab in Ottawa in 2017, where she works for museums, archives, galleries, businesses and private individuals.

Between her studies and professional work experience, Chloe has been a practising photograph conservator for a total of nine years. She has the abilities and knowledge necessary to conserve all photographic materials.

Research projects and publication

Chloe Lucas has an interest in scientific research in the conservation and preservation of photographic materials. She has lead and taken part in several research projects with other conservators and scientists, which have been presented at national and international conferences and published in scientific journals.

  • C. Lucas, V. Rottier, F. Déniel, P. Dantigny, “Traitement aux vapeurs d’éthanol des photographies gélatino-argentiques et de papiers altérés par des micro-organismes”. Presented at the Rencontres thématiques de l’ARSAG, Paris, France, May 3rd, 2018. Published in Support/Tracé, n°18, 2018.
  • C. Lucas, “Photographic collections: salvaging water damage”. Published in Muse. Journal of the Canadian Museum Association, March/April 2018.
  • C. Lucas, F. Deniel, P. Dantigny, “Disinfection of moulded silver gelatin prints with ethanol vapours”. Presented at the Biannual American Institute for Conservation Photographic Material Group winter Meeting, Kansas City, MO, USA February 10-11, 2017. Published in Topics in Photographic Preservation, vol. 17, 2019.
  • C. Lucas, F. Deniel, P. Dantigny, “Ethanol as an antifungal treatment for silver gelatin prints: implementation methods evaluation”, Restaurator, vol. 38, issue 3, 2017.
  • C. Vischi, A. Lalande, C. Lucas, J. McElhone, “Treatment and inpainting of corroded brass mats”. Presented at the joint American Institute for Conservation – Canadian Association for Conservation Annual Meeting in Montreal, QC, Canada, May 2016. Published in Topics in Photographic Preservation, vol. 17, 2019.
  • C. Lucas, E. Thyss, “Caractérisation du liant des tirages Fresson quadrichrome”, Support/Tracé, n°16, 2016.

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