BAPCR Christmas party and evening talk – Friday 5th December
Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queens’ Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Materials, Techniques and Conservation of Portrait Miniatures
A Talk by Alan Derbyshire
Alan Derbyshire graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from UMIST before going on to study
Paper Conservation at Gateshead Technical College. Alan is Head of Paper, Books and
Paintings Conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He specialises in the conservation
of portrait miniatures and has written, taught and lectured extensively on their
conservation. Articles on portrait miniatures include ‘Pigment Analysis of Portrait
Miniatures Using Raman Microscopy’ Journal of Raman Spectroscopy No. 30 1999; ‘Developments
in the field of Portrait Miniature Conservation’ A.Derbyshire, N.Frayling and C.Ronnerstam.
Restauratorenblätter 21 pp 53-61 2000 and ‘Sixteenth – century portrait miniatures:
key methodologies for a holistic approach’ A.Derbyshire, T.Tallian, N.Frayling, in
‘Art of the Past Sources and Reconstructions’ Archetype Publications, London, 2005.
Places are limited and tickets should be bought in advance for catering purposes.
The price includes the talk and a buffet.
£15 to members of the BAPCR £20 for non-members
You can pay for your tickets by:
- Cheque (pounds sterling) – payable to the BAPCR and posted to: BAPCR, 4 Caburn
Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1NR
- PayPal - You will need an existing Paypal account or you can set up a new Paypal
Account via www.paypal.com. When making payment, follow the instructions online.
Click on “Send money” tab. Enter BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com when prompted (PLEASE
ADD £1 TO YOUR FEE TO COVER THE PAYPAL CHARGES THAT WE INCUR)
Please email Gemma Collins, BAPCR Secretary at BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com with you
name and email address details when you pay for your tickets.
It will be possible
to join the BAPCR at the door: Associate membership £55 Student membership £20 (free
for first year)
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 have applied for Fellowship, our professional qualification.
Fellows would 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 was also inspected by examiners appointed by the Council
of the BAPCR.
The BAPCR administers a scheme for public enquirers, to direct them to existing 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 twenty-second year of publication, and
attend regular meetings with a guest speaker at the Art Workers Guild in Central