She graduated in Chemistry from Vilnius University in 1982 and in 2001, from the Cultural Asset Conservation Course within the Special Professional Study Programme (Chemistry) and obtained the professional qualification of a cultural asset technologist. Her professional qualification categories in cultural asset restoration are the first category of an expert in document restoration and the first category of a technologist in restoration. Since 1992, she has been a restorer at the Document Conservation and Restoration Unit of the National Library’s Information Resources Department.
Her main professional activities include restoration and conservation of the Library’s long-term preservation documents, analysis of documents being restored and materials used for their restoration as well as consulting restorers on the use of chemical compounds. She is interested in issues of conservation of documents containing ink with transition metal ions and / or dyes. She also lectures staff members of Lithuanian libraries on issues of collection care.
Currently she carries out research on determining the amount of alkaline compounds in paper alkalinised by applying different methods and change of this amount after the paper’s artificial aging. The purpose of the research is to draw conclusions which would help select a proper methodology for restoring a particular document.