CV and Publications


2012 – 2015 Post-graduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings
The Courtauld Institute, London
2007 – 2011 Master of Chemistry (MChem, first class)
University of East Anglia, Norwich

Professional Experience

August 2017 – present Freelance Conservator
April – June 2018 Painting Conservator, part-time
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Examined and documented paintings, condition checked paintings coming in or going out of exhibitions.
Sept 2015 – July 2017 Post-graduate Intern
Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge  
Examined and treated canvas and panel paintings including report writing, estimates and photography. Undertook technical examination and art historical research for several paintings as part of research projects or to inform treatment decisions. Participated in in-situ projects and condition checking at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Jan – May 2014 Research Associate
The Courtauld Institute, London  
Collaborated with Courtauld MA student to fully investigate the material and art historical aspects of the 16th century painting The Toilet of Venus (Courtauld Gallery).
July – August 2013 Research Intern
RCE (Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands), Amsterdam, Netherlands (eight weeks)  
Independently analysed 20th century paints using SEM-EDX, FT-IR and PyGC-MS. Catalogued over 150 samples and uploaded information onto an online database. Compared analytical results to historical recipes to evaluate the possibility of dating paints based on composition.


The Burlington Magazine, Volume 160, Number 1386, Semptember 2018, pp.716-726
Nicholas Hilliard’s portraits of Elizabeth I and Sir Amias Paulet by Sarah Bayliss, Juilet Carey and Edward Town
The Hamilton Kerr Bulletin, Number 7, 2018, pp.23-34
Hilliard ‘in greate’ by Sarah Bayliss
The Picture Restorer, Number 50, 2017, pp.27-32
A Darkening Sky: the cleaning of a portrait of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia by Sarah Bayliss
The Hamilton Kerr Bulletin, Number 6, 2016, pp.83-92
‘Titian’s Mistress’ at Apsley House and the painting beneath by Sarah Bayliss, Alice Tate-Hart and Paul Joannides
Art Conservation in Action: Blog for Students and Interns at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, 2016 – 2017,
In-Situ at Weston Park, Staffordshire by Sarah Bayliss
Rood Screen Conservation at St Matthew’s, Ipswich by Sarah Bayliss
Technical Examination of a ‘Portrait of Thomas Sutton’ by Sarah Bayliss
Restoring a Landscape with Figures by Sarah Bayliss
Sources on Art Technology: Back to Basics; Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium of the ICOM-CC Working Group for Art Technological Source Research, held at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 16–17 June 2014. Journal of the Institute of Conservation, 41, pp.43-50
Making Paint in the 20th century: the Talens Archive by Klaas Jan van den Berg, Femke van Gurp, Sarah Bayliss, Aviva Burnstock and Bert Klein Ovink
Microchemical Journal 124, August 2015
An investigation into the separation and migration of oil in paintings by Erik Oldenhof by Sarah Bayliss, Klaas Jan van den Berg, Aviva Burnstock, Suzan de Groot, Henk van Keulen, Alysia Sawicka
The Picture Restorer, Number 44, Spring 2014
The Treatment of six decorative panels by Charles-Louis Clérisseau for the V&A’s Europe Galleries by Clare Richardson and Sarah Bayliss


The Tudors Restored: The creation and conservation of 16th century British art, Royal Museums Greenwich, London · July 2018
‘Hilliard ‘in greate’: Elizabeth I and Sir Amias Paulet at Waddesdon Manor’ with Juliet Carey
Gerry Hedley Symposium, The Courtauld Institute, London · 2017
‘A study of two Tudor portraits and their connection to the ‘peintre anglois’ Nicholas Hilliard’
BAPCR presentation, London · July 2015
‘Titian at Apsley House; Discoveries following the conservation and technical examination of paintings in the exhibition’ with Alice Tate-Hart and Rupert Featherstone
Gerry Hedley Symposium, The Courtauld Institute, London · 2015
‘An Investigation into the Separation and Migration of Oil in Paintings by Erik Oldenhof and Possible Treatment Methods’
The Research Forum Presentation, The Courtauld Institute, London · March and May 2014
Two public presentations as part of the research associate position
The Picture Meeting Presentation, RCE, Amersfoot, Netherlands · March 2014
Presented summer research at RCE inter-departmental conference that included speakers from the Rijksmuseum, RCE and the University of Amsterdam
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