Object and materials conservation

Care of Sculpture in Galleries, Exhibitions and Collections with Lyndsey Morgan and Tessa Jackson

Ref: M3D07326



This course will provide a broad ranging background to the subject for both traditional sculpture and the diversity that is part of modern and contemporary 3D artworks. It will cover a range of sculptural materials and will provide relevant information about fabrication and surface finishes where it might specifically affect the delegates in the course of their work. The course will discuss how sculptures may degrade or become damaged and propose preventive care measures for display in the indoor and outdoor settings. We will also look at suitable storage and packing for different materials as well as condition checking for exhibitions and collections. This course is for people who work with, or supervise those working with, sculpture in galleries, exhibitions and collections, eg exhibition organisers, curators and conservators from other specialisms. It does not aim to teach practical conservation/restoration. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or cpd@westdean.org.uk


Lyndsey Morgan

Lyndsey is an accredited conservator with more than twenty-five years of experience working in museums and galleries. She specialises in sculpture and spent 11 years working at Tate working with a range of diverse materials and a busy exhibition schedule that culminated in her role as lead conservator for the Tate Modern installation. After leaving Tate she formed her own private practice, Patina Art Collection Care Limited, which is now 11 years old. She now works on a wide range of sculpture projects for galleries, private and commercial clients worldwide. She has a first degree in archaeological conservation and an MPhil in the Artificial Patination of Bronze Sculpture.

Tessa Jackson

Tessa is an accredited conservator with 28 years of experience working with conservation of sculpture and objects in the commercial, gallery and private sector. She has a BA Hons in ceramics prior to apprenticing in conservation the 1980`s followed by chemical training and a two year internship at Tate in the 1990`s which provided a varied materials expertise in her private practice now established for 22 years. She specialises particularly now in modern and contemporary sculpture with the diverse materials, finishes and requirements they present. Her client list consists of the major galleries and national collections, auction houses and private owners in the UK and abroad.

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