Contact Dana Norris


Dana was awarded a Bachelor of Fine and Professional Art from Kent State University in 2002 where she majored in ceramics with supporting course work in glass, metals and textile arts. From 2004 to 2006 she studied the conservation of ceramics and related materials at West Dean College, West Sussex. Between 2006 and 2013 Dana worked as a project conservator at The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford. She became a partner at Watt & Norris Conservation, Oxford, in 2011. In 2012 Dana successfully completed the Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR) process becoming an accredited member of ICON, the Institute of Conservation in the UK.

Current activities

Dana's research activities focus on ceramics and related materials including: porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, glass, hard stones and enamels on metal. Previous projects have included research on Chinese jades, unstable European glass, late Roman gold glass, Islamic lusterware and cuneiform tablets. Dana's doctoral research project is focused on Chinese enamels on metal, in particular the technology and conservation of Chinese painted enamels.


As a conservator Dana has worked with a number of public institutions and private clients including:

  • The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum Lady Lever Art Gallery
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • The University of Oxford
  • Members of the BADA (the British Antique Dealers Association)
  • Members of the CADA (Cotswolds Art & Antique Dealers Association)
  • Local Art Galleries
  • Private Collectors.


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