Membership of BAPCR is open to paintings conservator-restorers both from the private
sector and from museums or public collections, conservation scientists. and at a
special rate students on recognized training courses and training in private studios.
There are currently three categories of membership of the BAPCR; Fellow, Associate
and Student Associate.
Benefits of Membership include:
Free (or reduced price) entry to BAPCR meetings. Meetings are held regularly and
cover a wide range of interesting topics. All speakers are professionals in their
Reduced entry to BAPCR conferences and special events.
Two copies of the Picture Restorer per year.
The opportunity to attend organised visits to conservation studios in the United
Kingdom. A mixture of studios in museums and heritage institutions and those run
privately are selected for visits.
The opportunity to meet other conservators and restorers at our well attended social
Fellowship of BAPCR has been until 2013 awarded following examination to members
who have at least seven years’ experience. It is the Association’s accreditation,
and as such shows prospective clients, as well as the world at large, that the Fellow
has achieved a level of mastery in the field. It is also accepted by other bodies—for
example the Conservation Register counts the BAPCR as an accrediting body for inclusion
of practices on their own database.