Yoko Shiraiwa obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts in 2004 and completed a Certified and Master Class at The Centre for Photographic Conservation in London. She worked at the Art Conservation Laboratory in Tokyo as a paper conservator for five years. She opened her studio in 2010, working as a private conservator for institutions and private collectors, specializing in works on paper and photographic materials.
The Society of Photography and Imaging in Japan
The Japan Society for the Conservation of Cultural Property
American Institute for Conservation (book and paper, photographic materials)
ICOM-CC (International Council of Museums)
The Japan Society for Arts and History of Photography