Partner Stone Conservation
Linda Temmink (°NL, 1978), has a master’s in Conservation and Restoration of the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp and has a bachelor’s degree from the Fontys College for Visual Arts in Sittard, Holland.
She pursued further education at the Academy for Fine Arts in Antwerp as a stone carver under mentorship of Frans Heirbaut and Anne-Marie Volders.
Next to assignments in Eupen all the way up to Boussu, and from Leuven to Ostend, of different typology such as archictectural ornaments, stone escutcheons and memorials, decorated ceilings; concrete, (lime)stone, alabaster, sandstone, marble, granite, plaster and (glazed) terracotta sculptures, sculptures in cast mortar, canopies, portals and organ lofts, she deployed her activities in the United Kingdom with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and with Taylor Pearce restoration ltd. The works in the V&A provided an exceptional learning experience as they involved every phase of contemporary museum management from the preparatory phase, over research to mounting in the new Medieval and Renaissance wings in the context of the V&A Future Plan.
Linda has a sound reputation as a speaker on the subject of stone conservation with special focus on threats occuring throughout all stages of treatment. With the help of her network and thanks to her international experience, she works hard to stay up to date on any new and innovative treatment methods.
Working at IPARC Linda has restored 24 16thcentury alabaster reliefs and the exclusive piece consisting of the 16thcentury alabaster Mount Calvary by Jan Mone for the Museum Hof van Buysleden, the 19 th century Madonna with child in the Church of our Lady in Bruges, the 8 meter high tower scale model, epitaphs and altars in Saint Peter’s church of Leuven, the stage arch in Carton Pierrein La Monnaie in Brussels, the decorative stucco in the Saint Carrolus Borromeus church in Antwerp, the 19thcentury medallions and outside ornaments of the Servais Villa in Halle and the Tombay fountain in the Botanique Park in Brussels, as well as a variety of war monuments and stucco ceilings.
Linda is a member of the professional association BRK-APROA.