The British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers works hard to promote
and foster the practice of paintings conservation in the UK and around the world.
We are the professional organization for conservator-restorers of paintings, and
have members internationally.
Membership is restricted to practising restorers, conservation scientists, students
on recognized training courses and trainees in private studios. More experienced
restorer members can apply for Fellowship, our professional qualification. Fellows
can be expected to have an advanced level of competence, as well as suitable premises,
sound business practice and general immersion in the field. A representative cross-section
of their work is inspected by examiners appointed by the Council of the BAPCR.
The BAPCR administers a scheme for public enquirers, to direct them to Fellows in
their area (see ‘Find a Restorer’). They can then be confident that their artworks
are in the hands of an accredited practitioner. Members receive our twice-yearly
journal, the Picture Restorer, now in its twentieth year of publication, and attend
regular meetings with a guest speaker at the Art Workers Guild in Central London.
Conference: Friday 12th July 2013
Faraday Theatre, Royal Institution, London
The Picture So Far: 50 Years of Painting Conservation
BAPCR is pleased to present a major retrospective and discussion of painting conservation
in the 21st century. See our conference page for more details.