The BAPCR is pleased to represent an active body of talented and dedicated professional paintings conservator-restorers, who are passionate about the care, protection and investigation of works of fine art. We welcome new members who are working in the field of painting conservation in the UK and internationally.
Benefits of Membership
Free entrance to regular evening meetings including a lecture from a specialist guest speaker, and the opportunity to meet other conservators restorers.
Exclusive visits to conservation studios in museums and the private sector, and to other locations of particular interest to the membership such as fine art collections (places on these visits incur additional charges and are limited).
Specially arranged training workshops and seminars.
Reduced entry to BAPCR conferences.
Two copies of the Association’s journal The Picture Restorer per membership year.
10% discount on back issues of The Picture Restorer.
Access to the Founders Memorial Benevolent Fund.
Inclusion in the Find a Restorer scheme for Fellows of the Association.
There are four categories of BAPCR membership:
BAPCR Membership is open to painting conservator-restorers from both the private and the public sectors who undertake to support the aims of the Association. Membership is also open to those from related conservation disciplines and professional fields such as conservation science and technical art history.
There is a concessionary rate for unemployed and retired painting conservator-restorers upon application to the BAPCR secretary.
UK Associate fee = £55 p.a.
EU Associate fee = £58 p.a.
Overseas Associate fee = £61 p.a.
Student membership, of which the first year is free, is open to students on recognised, full-time, conservation training courses upon application to the BAPCR secretary. Student membership can be held for a maximum of three years at the discretion of the Council.
Supporting documentation for student applications will be required.
UK student fee = £20 p.a.
EU student fee = £23 p.a.
Overseas student fee = £26 p.a.
The Association’s Fellowship scheme ran until 2013, when it was suspended, deferring instead to the Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers scheme (PACR) offered by The Institute of Conservation (Icon) which many of our members have undertaken. Fellowship of the Association was awarded to those members who had achieved a level of mastery in the field and could satisfy the Council of their competence and integrity at a high standard of professional practice. Fellows met the following criteria; completion of at least seven years experience; nomination by two existing Fellows; rigorous assessment of the nominee’s skills, knowledge and practice by two existing Fellows. There were four categories in which an application could be made: Conservator-Restorer; Liner; Panelworker; Conservator-Restorer of Mural Paintings and Painted Surfaces in Situ.
Existing Fellows are entitled to use the letters FBAPCR after their name and to use the Association’s logo on their stationery. BAPCR Fellowship is recognised by Icon and its Conservation Register includes the BAPCR as an accrediting body. Our Find a Restorer service can be used to find a Fellow of the BAPCR near you.
UK Fellowship fee = £80 p.a.
EU Fellowship fee = £83 p.a.
Overseas Fellowship fee = £86 p.a.
Honorary membership is awarded at the discretion of the Council.
Please contact the Secretary for a BAPCR membership application form: BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com
Individuals interested in fine art and the conservation of paintings but who are not eligible for BAPCR membership are able to subscribe to the Association’s journal The Picture Restorer.