Library, Libraries, Refurbishment, Survey, Collection, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Training, Volunteers, Sussex
Library, Libraries, Refurbishment, Survey, Collection, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Training, Volunteers, Sussex

'Conservation' means the preservation, protection, care and restoration of our cultural heritage. The aim of conservation is to reverse damage where possible and ensure future deterioration is reduced to a minimum.  Conservators combine their knowledge of the most up-to-date science with an understanding of the properties of materials and construction techniques to determine the best means of conservation of these objects.  Aesthetic awareness is also essential as conservators use their knowledge of art history, architecture, changing fashions and lifestyles to understand the context of the objects they work with, and to conserve them sensitively and appropriately.

I carry out work for a very wide range of clients including private clients, museums, libraries, and historic houses.


I have the flexibility to undertake work on items in my own studio or utilising conservation studio space.  Some work can be conducted in situ and this can be accommodated too.

  1.   Estimates and quotes provided

  2.   I am an Associated Institute of Conservation (ICON) member and signed up to the Code Of Conduct & Professional Standards

  3.   All work is carried out using sound, conservation practices and materials and to museum standards, and archive standards PD5454.

  4.   Fully insured and secure premises

Here are some areas my work covers but it is not an exhaustive list. Please feel free to contact me with your requirements.


  1.   Practical conservation of books including leather, paper, vellum/parchment, textile and bookcloth bindings


  1.   Practical conservation of paper based material


  1.   Practical conservation of wax seals


  1.   Practical conservation of vellum/parchment documents


  1.   Practical conservation of photographic material


  1. Repackaging of collections


  1. Professional Conservation training


  1.   Condition reports for loans etc


  1.   Advice and recommendations


  1.   Surveys, reports and photographic documentation

Services

Library, Libraries, Refurbishment, Survey, Collection, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Training, Volunteers, Sussex
Library, Libraries, Refurbishment, Survey, Collection, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Training, Volunteers, Sussex

Conservation Gallery

Lara Meredith

Library, Libraries, Refurbishment, Survey, Collection, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Training, Volunteers, Sussex

Book Conservation      Archive Conservation

 
 
Worshipful Company Newspaper Stationers, London, Archive Evening, Archives Evening
Worshipful Company Newspaper Stationers, London, Archive Evening, Archives Evening
Box, Boxes, Bespoke, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Buckram
Brighton Museum Exhibition, Archive, Edward James, Display, Mounting
Science Museum Exhibition, Archive, Thomas Harriot, Galileo, Display, Mounting, Moon, Telescope
Training, Volunteers, Record Office, NADFAS, Conservation, Cleaning, Repair, Restoration
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Boxes, Box making, Folder making, Sleeves, Housing, Bespoke, Protect
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Boxes, Box making, Folder making, Sleeves, Housing, Bespoke, Protect
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Boxes, Box making, Folder making, Sleeves, Housing, Bespoke, Protect
Library, Libraries, Refurbishment, Conservation, Repair, Restoration, Middle Temple Law Court
Library, Libraries, Refurbishment, Conservation, Repair, Restoration, Middle Temple Law Court
  1.   Exhibition and mounting of book, photographic and archival material including book cradle making

Middle Temple Law Court Library


Book Refurbishment


  1.   Refurbishment of complete or part library and/or archive collections

The Science Museum, London

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Training volunteers at West Sussex Record Office

  1.   Bespoke box and folder making and fasciculing

  1.   Staff and volunteer training such as handling, cleaning, folder making etc

  1.   Talks and demonstrations about Book & Archive Conservation

Talking to visitors to support an ‘Adopt A Book’ scheme

Demonstrating simple conservation techniques during the ‘Archives Evening’ at

The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

The British Library and ICON provide some extremely useful information on their website on simple steps to care for a wide variety of items as well as what to expect from a conservator.


Caring for Books    Caring for Photographs    Caring for Archive Material