Tara Mclaughlin

Culture & Heritage, 2020

I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Heritage, Conservation and Museums at the University of Canberra, due to complete my degree in November 2020. I have focused my university studies on furniture conservation. I am a trade qualified French Polisher with a passion in traditional finishing methods. I have been working in the furniture finishing and repairs sector since 2011. I incredibly grateful to have been awarded Furniture Finishing Apprentice of the year NSW in May 2020.

Outside of university and working I enjoy traveling, camping and four-wheel driving in the amazing Australian bush. I also spend a lot of time with my kelpie, Missy Blue, we are looking at getting into agility competition in the future. My other interest is in sport, mainly field hockey, powerlifting and strongman competitions.