Jan completed a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry at the University of Malta and Bishop’s University, Canada. He went on to train as an objects conservator at the Institute of Archaeology at UCL, obtaining an MA in Principles of Conservation, and an MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums. He has then worked as a research assistant on joint UCL and National Trust projects, whilst also undertaking conservation projects in the capacity of freelancer in the UK and in the Netherlands, and further afield in Egypt (with the Institut francais de l’archeologie orientale in Cairo), and in Sudan (with the University of Michigan and Boston MFA). His professional interests touch upon modern oil paints and monumental canvas paintings, furniture and wooden objects, decorated surfaces, conservation fieldwork on heritage sites, conservation science and conservation outreach (having also published on some of these subjects).
Within the framework of Medjehu Project, Jan co-organised the first two training sessions for IFAO conservators as part of the PÉRCÉA Bois project and will be in charge of the next ones to be organised within the framework of the ÉBÉNES Programme. He will also participate in the publication of the Wood Restoration Protocol for Egypt and Sudan. Jan will soon join the mission of Deir el-Medina to continue the study and conservation of the wooden furniture still preserved on the site.