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BAPCR Edinburgh Visit, 21st November 2014


This years’ official BAPCR members’ trip is to Edinburgh on Friday 21st November 2014.  We have arranged two private tours at the National Galleries of Scotland with their conservators – the first is of the Conservation departments which are located at the Gallery of Modern Art and the second is of the recently conserved and reinstalled collection at Scottish National Portrait Gallery. There will also be a chance to see the displays at both museums with fellow BAPCR members and take part in other optional arranged activities on the trip including a meal in Edinburgh’s scenic port of Leith on Thursday evening, dinner on Friday evening and, later, a night of dancing and live music at one of Edinburgh’s most popular ceilidhs.  Those wishing to stay for the weekend can visit other collections and Edinburgh’s beautiful Christmas markets.


The cost per member for the private tours is £35.00 which includes a donation to the National Galleries, a specially prepared travel pack with suggestions for accommodation, City riverside walks, visits to galleries and historical sites such as Rosslyn Chapel, cream teas, cocktails, whiskey tastings and more.  Please note that meals, travel and accommodation are not included in the ticket price. We hope that you can join us for what promises to be a most delightful and stimulating trip which will offer a chance to meet fellow conservators from other parts of the UK and also a chance to gain an insight into conservation practice at the National Galleries of Scotland.


Go to our Events page to see the itinerary of this trip.


The maximum number for the tours is 15 people. Please R.S.V.P to the Secretary Gemma Collins at by 26th September confirm attendance.




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 London.