Founded 1943

In July, Apsley House (English Heritage) will display three paintings by Titian and his studio from the Wellington Collection which have been recently conserved. This exhibition presents a rare opportunity for the public to see the paintings together.

The talk will focus on the history, technical examination and attribution of two paintings, "Titian's Mistress" and "Young Woman holding Rose Garlands" (conserved at English Heritage's Conservation Studio and the Hamilton Kerr Institute respectively) which were previously thought to be by followers of Titian but whose authorship by the master and his studio were confirmed during treatment.


The findings prompted the conservation and technical examination of a related painting from the Courtauld Gallery, which has also been loaned to the exhibition, and results from this will also be presented.  



AGM and General Meeting
Thursday 9th July 2015

At the Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Doors 6.15pm, AGM 6.30pm, talk at 7.15pm

We look forward to welcoming you at the Art Workers Guild for our AGM  followed by an evening talk by Alice Tate-Harte (English Heritage), Rupert Featherstone (Hamilton Kerr Institute) and Sarah Bayliss (Courtauld Institute of Art) who will present:

Titian at Apsley House;
Discoveries following the conservation and technical examination of paintings in the exhibition 


Alice Tate-Harte is a paintings conservator for English Heritage and cares for collections in 25 historic houses and sites across England, including Eltham Palace, Kenwood House and Audley End. Previously she worked in private practice and was an intern at the Mauritshuis, in the Hague.
Rupert Featherstone is the Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute. He trained as a paintings conservator at the Hamilton Kerr Institute and worked for many years as conservator at the Royal Collection Trust, ultimately as Senior Conservator.
Sarah Bayliss is currently in her final year studying painting conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art and graduated with a First class Masters in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia in 2007. This autumn she will be starting a post-graduate internship at the Hamilton Kerr Institute.


Entry is free of charge to members of the BAPCR (but please email to let Gemma know that you will be attending), and £10 for non-members. Wine and soft drinks will be available to purchase before and after the talk.

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The normal admission to our evening meetings is:-

Free to members of the BAPCR
£10 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

- BACS transfer – NatWest, Sort code: 53 50 33, Account number: 5300 0757   

-  PayPal - You will need an existing Paypal account or you can set up a new Paypal Account via When making payment, follow the instructions online. Click on “Send money” tab. Enter  when prompted  (PLEASE ADD £1 TO YOUR FEE TO COVER THE PAYPAL CHARGES THAT WE INCUR)

Please email Gemma Collins, BAPCR Secretary at 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 London.