Valentina Risdonne studied her B.Sc. at the University of Perugia and M.Sc. at the University of Parma in Science Conservation. She collaborated with the Victoria and Albert Museum Science Section since 2015. Her research interests included until now lacquer objects, pigments and plaster casts. She is an objects analyst and a plaster conservator. Her current PhD project concerns plaster casts as historic objects. She is also working as Heritage Science Research Assistant at Historic Royal palaces on the Rubens’ ceilings conservation project.