Aline Leclercq

Book and Paper Conservator



Master of Arts

specialized in Book Conservation – University of Arts, London, Camberwell College of Arts.


Professional Formation in Book Conservation,

Ateliers du Vésinet, Paris.

CAP « Arts de la reliure et de la dorure »

external candidate.


Master in History

University of Florence (Italy), programme Erasmus.

2000- 2001

BA in History

Université Paris IV- Sorbonne.

Evening classes of Art History

Ecole du Louvre, Paris.


Classe préparatoire hypokhâgne

Lycée J.B. Corot in Savigny-sur-Orge, France.


Baccalaureate, speciality Economics

Lycée Marie Laurencin in Mennecy, France.
Mention: good.



Spanish fluent
English fluent ( degré 7 at the IELTS Academic Exam in 2006)
Italian good level
German academic


Internet, Word, Excel, Photoshop, Museums and Libraries databases, etc.


Member of the Association « Paris historique » for the preservation of the Parisian cultural patrimony (2000-2002) ; volunteer reception agent during the event “Les Journées du Patrimoine” (2000).

Volunteer at the Association Granada Acoge (2011), association for social support to the Inmigrants, Grenade, Spain. Animations as “Human Library”, bookbinding workshop, meetings and discussions, exhibitions, etc.

Travels: Egypt, Carribean, Morocco, Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Mexico, Guatemala, United States, New-Zealand, etc.


From November 2010

Freelance Book and paper conservator, DeLibro Atelier, Nantes, France.

Conservation treatments on public and private collections in Spain (Andalusia) and New Zealand (Gisborne region), in France (Nantes) since November 2015.

Education in Book and Paper Conservation for professionals and students : Ecole de Condé, Paris ; EAC, Paris (International Master I and II in Art market management).

Janvier- sept 2014

Paper Conservator, Antarctic Heritage Trust, Scott Base, Antarctica.

Conservation of the collections of objects from the historical Huts built during the “Heroic Era” of Expeditions to the Antarctic, in collaboration with three object conservators. Sites of Discovery Hut et Cape Evans, built by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his Party in 1902 and 1910.

March 2009- december 2013

Freelance Book and Paper Conservator,also employed in a second-hand bookshop, Reciclaje, Grenade (Spain).

Conservation of the items of the bookshop and freelance activity in collaboration with the University of Grenade, the municipal Archives, various bookshops and private collectors.

November 2011

Animation of Workshops for the initiation to the book and paper Conservation, University San Carlos, Guatemala.

Volunteer project of “cooperation”with the Archives of the University: formation for archives and libraries agents of Guatemala City.

Sept- oct 2011

Training in photographs conservation, Fundación Televisa, Mexico City, Mexico.

Learning of different processes of photography, conservation treatments, cleaning, framing, storage of documents; preparation of exhibitions (control of environmental conditions in the exhibitions rooms, control of the framing and travel conditions of the items,etc.), introduction to digitalization of photographs, database,etc.

Sept – december 2008

Paper conservation Teacher, Ecole de Condé, Paris, France.

Theoretical and technical teaching of paper conservation (identification and history of the materials, conservation techniques, etc.)

Sept 2007- March 2008

Book Conservator, Atelier Malaurie Auliac, Mâcon, France.

Employee in a private conservation studio : reception of clients, realization of diagnosis on documents, conservation treatments, realization of conservation reports, etc.

Oct 2006– Feb 2007

Training at the St Bride’s Printing Library, London, UK.

Preservation and curative preservation on the collections in the storage rooms (cleaning, controls of the storage conditions, conservation boxes, basic repairs, etc.), organization of exhibitions, gestation of the collections and the database of the Library.

July 2006

Training at Olivier Maupin Studio, Book Conservator, Tigy, France.

Learning of the structure of Western gothic bookbindings.

March– June 2006

Articles writer, Argus de la Presse, Paris, France.

Writing synopsis of articles from regional press.

Nov- dec 2005

Bookseller, FNAC Forum des Halles, Paris, France.

Reception and guidance of clients.

Avril- may 2005

Training at Céline Lafite Studio, Book Conservator, Le Mans, France.

Learning of traditional bookbindings and book conservation.

Feb- march 2005

Training in bookbinding, Ateliers Saint-Luc, Le Mans, France.

Learning of traditional bookbinding and gold tooling.

Oct 2004- january 2005

Training at Malaurie Auliac Studio, Paper Conservator, Mâcon, France.

Initiation to paper conservation: cleaning, recognition of materials, graphic techniques, use of Japanese tissue and other conservation products.

Oct 2003- sept 2004

Employee at the French National Library, Paris, France.

Collections care and basic conservation; reception of the public, bibliographic orientations, etc.

January 2003- may 2003

Training in book conservation at the Studio « Il Philobiblion », Florence, Italy.

Introduction to the world of the book and its conservation : history of the book, realization of reproductions of historical binding structures (16th, 17th and 18th centuries).

March- april 2001

Reception agent on exhibitions, Musée Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.