BAPCR Associate member of the
British Association of Paintings
The International Institute
for Conservation of Historic
and Artistic works.
of the BDMA
After leaving the Byam Shaw art school I started my restoration work with the trade in London. I spent some months working with Peter Koneczny. He became the chair of B.A.P.C.R. (formally A.B.P.R. Association of British Painting Restorers) 2006-2007.
In 1984 I started working under supervision from Judy Blofeld in her studio near Saffron Walden. Judy Blofeld was a pupil of Helmut Ruhemann. Here I discovered the principles of conservation being taught at the national gallery. The practise in Judy's study was based on this. During the course I was taught the 'coating' method.
I continued to work with Judy for the next four years in an apprenticeship. This resulted in her introducing me into several county houses and colleges for conservation treatment of collections. Some I still work for today.
During my time with Judy I was introduced to the A.B.P.R. becoming an associate member in 1988. This membership included attending conferences and receiving publications and inevitably meeting other restorers - including a few who had also attended classes with Ruhemann. I am interested to hear from any one who has information on that generation of students and practise's involved.
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