Experts in the conservation and restoration of three dimensional artworks and the wider care of collections through condition assessments, monitoring and report writing.

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"Our many years of experience and specialist training underpin our ability to understand objects and the diverse risks an artwork may face during its lifetime."

Meet The Associates

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Kate Bowles
Objects Conservator

Kate has spent over 17 years working within the private art market as a restorer learning a wide range of practical skills on a variety of materials and sculptural forms.
 

She trained as a Conservator at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2005 obtaining a BA Hons in Conservation Studies.  Here her academic pursuit of scientific theory allowed her to apply evidence based treatments within the appropriate framework of professional guidelines. 

 

Over the years Kate has developed an acute sense of the pressures antiquities and collectors experience and so has sharpened her focus on the practical application of collections care.   Detailed documentation and the safeguarding of vulnerable aspects of artwork have made it possible for her to limit unnecessary risks to objects moving through the private sector.  

 

Her specialities include working with stone, wood, polychrome, metals and ivory. Developing bespoke treatments depending on the nature of the requirement.  Successfully revealing the full potential of an object whilst protecting the integrity of the artwork. 

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Alexa Clifford
Objects Conservator 

Alexa trained as a conservator for museums and archaeology graduating from UCL with an MA and an MSc in theoretical and practical conservation in 2010. She has since worked both in the private sector and in museum contexts meeting the variable expectations and requirements of relevant stakeholders in both settings.

 

With a background in fine art and ceramics Alexa has practical knowledge of modelling, mould-making and casting techniques as well as an artists’ sensitivity to finishes, forms and concepts. 

 

Specialising in inorganic materials such as stone, ceramics, stucco and wall paintings she has completed museum style conservation treatments as well as invisible restorations on a wide variety of objects with the considerations of current ethical and professional guidelines.

 

Having also worked as part of a team condition assessing collections of objects she is able to provide practical recommendations concerning environmental conditions, storage and display settings as well as handling advice.