Private Practice since 2003
BA (with Hons) From Camberwell College
Conservation and restoration of works of art on paper, including drawings, watercolors, prints of all kinds, documents, etc.
Ben Buchanan, Offers a comprehensive service in the conservation of all
types of manuscripts or printed books, ledgers, manuscripts, documents, maps,
and archival material. He is expert in the provision of conservation treatments, box-making and book-binding works on paper or parchment. He has
experience of working on a variety of material from culturally diverse sources
including Jewish, Armenian, Islamic, Sikh and Japanese; from the late medieval
period to the present day.
Ben can also undertake full conservation surveys and condition reports on collections or individual items. Advice on storage and environmental monitoring and control for long term care is available, as are lectures, professional training and tutorials on conservation practice and historic techniques.
Frame Set & Match
Framing Studio London
contemporary art on paper
drawing (crayon, charcoal, pastel)
maps and plans
photograph (paper based)
emergency response training
leading/coordination of salvage teams
participation in salvage team
care in transit
condition assessments for loans
packing for transportation
PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AND SURVEYS
boxing and protection
cleaning of collections
condition survey, collection
condition survey, object
development of conservation plans
good housekeeping programme
handling of objects
preservation prioritisation survey
supervision of projects on site
delivery of seminars/lectures
Training Courses: • Camberwell College of Art, London - BA Conservation 2001-2003 • American Institute of Conservation - Establishing a Conservation Practice. Distance Learning course. July 2003 Internships/ Work Experience: • Oxford Conservation Consortium (OCC), while there I helped to survey, clean and rehouse the collection of 12- 16C parchment documents from Magdalen Collage.
Additionally I surveyed and carried out conservation treatments at The Maritime Museum on a large collection of Van Der Velde the elder and younger drawings. This was done at storage facility near the Dome and at the main conservation studio.
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