Ben Buchanan

 

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.

 

 

CONSERVATION RESTORATION

archival material

 

CLIENTS

Harrington Books

Frame Set & Match

Charles Dagget

Framing Studio London

Picture London

 

 

 

book, textblock

 

contemporary art on paper

 

drawing (crayon, charcoal, pastel)

 

drawing (ink)

 

ephemera (paper)

 

manuscript (paper)

 

manuscript (parchment)

 

manuscript volume

 

maps and plans

 

newspaper

 

paper (other)

 

photograph (paper based)

 

photographic album

 

postcard

 

poster

 

printed documents

 

prints

 

scroll (archival)

 

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

emergency planning

 

emergency response training

 

leading/coordination of salvage teams

 

participation in salvage team

EXHIBITIONS

care in transit

 

condition assessments for loans

 

installation

 

packing for transportation

PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION AND SURVEYS

boxing and protection

 

cleaning of collections

 

condition survey, collection

 

condition survey, object

 

development of conservation plans

 

encapsulation

 

environmental control

 

environmental monitoring

 

good housekeeping programme

 

handling of objects

 

light control

 

preservation prioritisation survey

 

storage materials

 

storage, general

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

supervision of projects on site

TRAINING

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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