Appointment of new BAPCR Secretary

BAPCR Logo copy copyThe BAPCR Council  are delighted to announce the appointment of Gemma Collins as the new BAPCR Secretary. She will be fully in post from the 9th April.

Gemma is a self-employed freelancer who has joined us on a permanent basis. She has a marketing background, mainly within the publishing industry. She will be working on Wednesdays but will try and action as many enquiries as possible throughout the week. All enquiries to the BAPCR should be made to the Secretary in the first instance.

The new contact details for the secretary can be found on the Contact page of this website.

Gemma’s appointment follows with resignation of Samantha Robinson earlier in the year. The Council and membership would like to thank Sam for all her hard work and dedication, and wish her and her family well.

Factum Arte Lecture

Original or Authentic? The Emergence, Formulation and Realisation of Ideas

Friday 21st February, 19:30, The Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins

An inaugural talk to coincide with Adam Lowe’s recent appointment as a visiting professor at Central Saint Martins.

The evening revisits Lowe’s experience from 1991 when his artistic practice was transformed by
an inter-disciplinary conversation that took place in San Diego between Adrian Cussins, Brian
Cantwell Smith and Bruno Latour. This meeting resulted in the publication Registration Marks:
Metaphors for subobjectivity. This book has been described as the earliest publication that
documents “such interdisciplinary conversations regarding new approaches to objectivity from
the end of modernity”.

Please see the press release for all details Original or Authentic Event

BAPCR Evening Talk – Richard Redgrave (1804-1888)

Yale Centre for Bristish Art, source Wikimedia CommonsRichard Redgrave (1804-1888): first curator of paintings at the South Kensington Museum

presented by Nicola Costaras

Wednesday 26th March 2014,    6.30pm talk at 7.15pm                             Art Workers’ Guild,                              6 Queens’ Square, London, WC1N 3AT


We look forward to welcoming Nicola Costaras, Head Paintings Conservator at the V&A Museum, London who will be speaking about the nineteenth century pioneer of preventive painting conservation – Richard Redgrave (1804-1888).

Redgrave was a painter who exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. Together with his brother Samuel, he wrote A Century of Painters of the English School (1866). He played a large part in the development of the picture collection at the South Kensington Museum as well as the measures taken for its preservation. Redgrave took part in the commissions investigating the impact of gas lighting and heating on paintings and was an early promoter of the use of photography in museums both for recording the collection and the condition of objects.

Please see the events page for all details.

BAPCR Position


BAPCR Logo copy copyBritish Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers
Position of Secretary
30-40 hours per month
Closing Date: Wednesday February 19th 2014, 6pm


The British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR) requires a new Secretary and is looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and highly organised person to fill the role.

We are a small professional organisation, with an international membership, that works hard to promote and support the field of paintings conservation in the UK and around the world. We aim to facilitate the exchange of ideas and disseminate information on research and activities in the field amongst our members.

The Secretary is responsible for all membership administration, book-keeping, and public and members’ enquiries, and helps to organise and publicise events and distribute our journal The Picture Restorer.

For more information on the role and details on how to apply, please see the BAPCR Secretary Job Description

Applications for this position are now closed, thank you.


Did You Get Your Copy?

Issue 43 Autumn 2013

BAPCR Members and Subscribers


In 2013 there were two issues of the journal, issue 42 and issue 43.

If you did not receive your copies please email (only emails to this as address will be accepted) stating your name or the name under which you have your subscription, and the issue/s of the journal you require, and the full postal address for this and all further correspondence.

Issue 42 Spring 2013

Please note that all back issues of the journal are for sale at The Picture Restorer store