A very warm thank you to our stepping down members for their hard work and dedication on the Book & Paper Group Committee: Rebecca Goldie, Elizabeth Ralph, Fiona McLees, Salvador Alcántara Peláez, Charlotte Marriot, Charlie Grimsdell, Tom Bower, and Nikki Tomkins.
The current committee members are listed below
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Events and Training Subcommittee Chair
Student Liason Officer
Arantza Dobbels Busto
Tiffany Eng Moore
Social Media Officer
Events & Training Committee Members
Amy Baldwin, Jillian Gregory, Mito Matsumaru, Sarah O'Donoghue, Jessica Pollard
Special Projects Officer(s)
Victoria Haddock (and Bursaries Officer)
Clare Hampson Fund Liaison Amelia Rampton
Committee Member Profiles
Abigail Bainbridge, Chair Term ends April 2022
Abigail is Associate Tutor in the Conservation of Books and Library Materials at West Dean College and co-owner of Bainbridge Conservation, which offers assessment and treatment of books, paper, furniture and decorative wooden objects. She also teaches bookbinding and conservation classes at Richmond Art School and in workshops internationally. Abigail has an MA in Conservation Studies from West Dean College (2012) and a BFA in Printmaking and Art History with a Concentration in book arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2007). She is an accredited member of Icon and an Icon mentor. She was the Treasurer of the Book & Paper Group from 2014–2019.
William Bennett, Treasurer Term ends April 2022
William works at the Smithsonian Institution Archives in Washington DC, caring for records documenting the history of the institution. Prior to receiving his MA in Conservation Studies from West Dean College (2013), he worked as a general collections technician at the Library of Congress. In his spare time, he can be found reading speculative fiction and biographies, testing out a new recipe, or daydreaming of international travel. William is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the Book and Paper Group and help facilitate the numerous benefits the group provides to its membership.
Amy Nicoll , Secretary Term ends April 2022
Amy graduated from Northumbria University in 2018 with an MA in Conservation of Fine Art, specialising in works of art on paper. Before this, she obtained a degree in Art History and Archaeology from University College Dublin. She worked as a freelance paper conservator while completing the last months of her degree at Northumbria, and now works for the National Conservation Service as assistant conservator at their studio in Upper Heyford.
Holly Smith, Chair- Events and Training Subcommittee, Term ends April 2021
Holly is a practising book conservator who works part time at the National Archives in London and part time as a freelancer. She runs her own practise, Holly Smith Book Conservation, from her studio in Brighton. She has been an accredited member of Icon since 2017.
Holly has been a member of the Book and Paper Group Events and Training Subcommittee since the Adapt and Evolve Conference in 2015; she became Co-chair of the subcommittee in 2017 and took over the role of Chair in October 2018.
“What I love about working on the committee is the chance to meet and work with so many fellow conservators. It has massively increased my network and has also given me the chance to develop new skills in events management, reporting and leadership. It can be busy at times, but is always a lot of fun.”
Arantza Dobbels, Student Liaison Officer Term ends April 2021
Arantza will be graduating from the MA Conservation (paper pathway) at Camberwell College in June 2019, and aims to continue her conservation career in the UK. Previous to starting her conservation career, she obtained a BASc in Arts and Sciences, with a specialism in Medical Physics, from University College London. As Student Liaison Officer, she will be a point of contact for students and tutors. She hopes to create more connections between students from different institutions, and encourage them to have a bigger presence within the community. She’s passionate about listening to people’s suggestions and helping with any questions, so please feel free to contact her through the ICON B&PG email address!
Tiffany Eng Moore, Web Editor Term ends April 2022
Tiffany is currently at the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa completing a book conservation fellowship. Previously she worked at York Explore Library and Archives as the Past Caring? project conservator and the Parliamentary Archives in London. She graduated from West Dean College with an MA in Conservation of Books and Library Materials in 2015. Her current research topic looks at the use of ATP/AMP rapid bioluminescent swabbing in cultural heritage. In her spare time she enjoys fermenting processes and is learning to spin yarn.
Victoria Haddock, Special Projects Officer, Bursaries Officer Term ends April 2021
Since graduating from the MA Conservation on the paper pathway in 2016, Victoria has worked on a variety of short term contracts including the cleaning, scanning and rehousing of a collection of glass plate and cellulose acetate negatives at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and a 10 week internship at the CRC at the University of Edinburgh. In January 2017 she began a 2 year project funded by the Wellcome Trust to rehouse the entire archive collection of the well known high street health and beauty retailer, Boots, at their headquarters in Nottingham.
Sarah O'Donoghue, Events & Training sub-committee
Sarah started working in Conservation in 1987 before graduating from Camberwell in 1994. She started her career working for Lancashire County Museums Service before moving to London to work at the Courtauld Institute Galleries. She has also worked for the Fitzwilliam Museum, National Museum and Galleries on Merseyside and Deborah Bates Conservation. Sarah has been working as an Independent Conservator since 2001 working for auction houses, public institutions, museums, galleries and private clients.
Mito Matsumaru, Events & Training sub-committee
After studying Art History (BA) and Conservation Science (MA) at the Tokyo University of the Arts Japan, Mito Matsumaru completed an MA in Books and Library Materials at West Dean College in 2017. Following experience at the V&A and at the Wellcome Trust, she is currently working as a Book Conservator at Cambridge Colleges' Conservation Consortium.
Nicole Monjeau, Social Media Officer Term ends April 2020
Nicole is a Preventive Conservator at the British Library. She has previously worked as the Paper Conservator at Lloyd's Register Foundation, working on Project Undaunted. Prior to this, she was an intern at the Corning Museum of Glass and Iowa State University. She has an MA in Paper Conservation from Camberwell College of Arts (2014) and a BFA in Photography from the College of Visual Arts (2009). As the Book and Paper Group's Social Media Officer, she is keen to promote a wide range of projects. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your work featured on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!
Leah Humenuck, Sub Editor, Term ends April 2021
Leah is currently a PG/MA student in the Conservation of Books and Library Materials at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. She has a passion for science and enjoys looking at book props in cinema and television.
Kirsten Norwood, Development Officer
Kirstin trained as a book conservator at West Dean College before going onto to join the Parliamentary Archives as part of the team tasked with preparing the archive for a large-scale move. Most recently, she has moved into the main collection care team in the Parliamentary Archives as a collection care assistant with a focus on books. Her interests include book history, in particular incunabula printed during the earliest period of typography, and championing inclusivity and diversity within conservation.
Amy Baldwin, Events & Training sub-committee
Amy has worked as a Book Conservator at the British Library since 2016. Since graduating from the FdA programme at Cambewell College of Arts in 2011 she has been Heritage Council Intern at Trinity College Library Dublin, and has held posts at the National Library of Scotland, the National Archives, and London Metropolitan Archives. She has been a member of the Events and Training Committee since 2016.
Amelia Rampton, Clare Hampson Fund Liaison
Amelia Rampton was elected as the Book and Paper Group Liaison member in 2012. In 2013 she was co-opted as the Cooperative Training Register Interim Chair and was part of the committee for the ‘Adapt and Evolve’ international conference in 2015. In 2015 she became the liaison member for the Clare Hampson Fund which supports the annual Clare Hampson Memorial Lecture as well as high quality affordable training for paper conservators. Amelia is also the translator for the Journal’s abstracts of the Institute of Conservation (English into Spanish). Amelia is an accredited paper conservator running her own practice in London.