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Independent Paper Conservators’ Group Lecture

From: Tuesday 17.03.20
at 6:30pm
To: Tuesday 17.03.20
at 9:00pm
(Doors open 6:00pm)

The Old Board Room

Freemasons’ Hall

60 Great Queen Street

London WC2B 5AZ



£5 Students


Alan will talk about the re-examination of the nearly 600 Leonardo drawings in the Royal Collection, which he undertook after retiring three years ago as Head of Paper Conservation at Windsor Castle. He will talk about the various techniques of analysis he used to examine the drawings and of the papers, grounds and drawing tools used by Leonardo. 

Event description: 

He will also tell us about his drawing methods and details often hidden to the naked eye which are revealed through microscopy, imaging and analysis.

Doors open at 6pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm

Refreshments will be available after the lecture

This event is open to all.


The Independent Paper Conservators’ Group, IPCG, was set up in 2001 to create better contact between conservators who work independently or alone. IPCG is independent of ICON or any other professional organisation and there are no charges for being a member.  The group aim to organise a Spring and Autumn lecture each year, as well as a variety of visits and workshops. To be added to the group please send a request to:

 Furthermore IPCG’s own Google Group site allows members to contact the whole group and provides an informal forum for discussion of treatments and materials. Write to Alicia Garcia if you would like to join. 



Alan Donnithorne