Maria João Petisca

Quoting name: Maria João Petisca
Professional Category: Conservator-Restorer
Position(s) within IHA: RG Member [Pre-Modern Visual and Material Cultures]
Thematic areas: China; Lacquer; Canton; Technical Studies
ORCiD: 0000-0002-8328-8497


Maria João Petisca has been a furniture conservator since 1998 and has specialized in lacquered furniture since 2002. She has worked on several projects for the study and conservation of Chinese export lacquerware namely at the former Institute of Museums and Conservation, Lisbon, at the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, and at the Winterthur Museum, Delaware, USA. In 2009, she received her MA in Decorative Arts from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. In 2019, she completed her Ph.D. in Preservation Studies from the University of Delaware, US, with a research focused on lacquerware production made for the export market between 1700-1850, from the region of Guangzhou. Archival research, stylistic comparison, and scientific analysis are combined to investigate how these objects were created and traded.

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RG – Research Group