Inks & Skins
Dr Élodie Lévêque
Élodie Lévêque completed a PhD in Medieval History in 2020 (Paris X University) and graduated with a Master’s in Book Conservation from the Sorbonne (Paris) in 2010. For the past 6 years, her main focus has been on medieval bindings from the Clairvaux Collection of manuscripts.
She is a Senior conservator in the National Library of Ireland and a member of the Beast to Craft project (ERC, post-doctoral researcher). She previously worked at Trinity College and at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT/CNRS) in Paris as a research engineer. Prior to this, Elodie was a Manuscript Conservator at Montpellier University Library. She also worked for the National Library of Ireland (2010-2016) as a project conservator and a Heritage Council fellow, conserving the Library’s manuscripts collections, incl. the Gaelic and the Ormond Deeds Collections.
She worked as a fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine (Gladys Brooke Book and Paper fellowship, 2010), and as a post-graduate intern at both the Morgan Library and Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009-2010).
Élodie is the author of numerous publications about manuscript conservation, in international peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Paper Conservation; in addition, she is part of the seminar advisory board for Care and Conservation of Manuscripts (University of Copenhagen). She is a member of Language of Bookbinding committee (London University), an associate member of the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS, France) and associate researcher for the CaReMe Project (Leuven University).