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The current committee members are listed below

Click on an officer's link to view his/her profile. Complete role descriptions for committee members can be downloaded at the bottom of the page

If you wish to contact any of the committee members, please email iconbpg@gmail.com with the committee member's name in the subject heading.

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Committee Member Profiles

Elizabeth Ralph, Chair Term ends April 2020

Liz is a private library and archive conservator working in her own studio near Sherborne, North Dorset and at the College of Arms in London. She has just spent two years as an HLF-funded Icon trainee at PZ Conservation CIC, Cornwall and gained a Masters from College of Arts in October 2012.

Abigail Bainbridge, Treasurer Term ends April 2020

Abigail is Associate Tutor in the Conservation of Books and Library Materials at West Dean College and Lecturer in Conservation Science at Camberwell College of Arts. She also co-runs Bainbridge Conservation, which offers assessment and treatment of books, furniture and decorative wooden objects. Before moving to the UK she worked for two years as a technician in the book conservation laboratory at Columbia University and on a freelance basis as a conservator at Paper Dragon Books, both in New York City. 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). Current research interests include non-destructive analysis of degraded paper and 18th-century French bookbinding. 

Salvador Alcántara Peláez, Secretary Term ends April 2020

Salvador has worked as a conservator for the British Library/Qatar Foundation Partnership digitization project since July 2015. He has a degree in Geography and History/History of Art and a master’s degree in Museum Studies. He trained in bookbinding before moving to the UK to undertake an FdA in Book Conservation at the Camberwell College of Arts, London. This was followed by a one-year Icon/HLF internship at the Wellcome Library, a period of independent practice, and a sixteen-month contract at the National Records of Scotland.

Nikki Tomkins, Student Liaison Officer Term ends April 2019

Graduated from Camberwell in 2015, Nikki is currently based at the Oxford Conservation Consortium working on both book and paper objects. As the Student Development Officer, she acts as the voice of students and tutors on the committee. She hopes to develop links between the different colleges, and create more platforms for students and recent graduates to present their research. She’s always up for a chat so get in touch if you have any questions or ideas. You can reach her at iconbpgstudentdevelopment@gmail.com or join the student and alumni Facebook group here: facebook.com/groups/bookandpaperstudents/.

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Eng Moore, Web Editor Term ends April 2019

Tiffany works at the York Explore Library and Archives as the Past Caring? project conservator. Previously she worked at the Parliamentary Archives in London. She graduated with from West Dean College with an MA in Conservation of Books and Library Materials and has a previous BFA (Drawing) from the Alberta College of Art + Design in Alberta, Canada.

Rebecca Goldie, Bursaries Officer Term ends August 2020

Rebecca graduated from Camberwell in June 2013 and has worked at Cambridge University Library since September 2013. During her studies she worked at the Wyvern Bindery and also volunteered at a number of cultural institutions across the UK. Before training as a conservator Rebecca worked in film production and spent several years teaching English in Spain and Italy.

Charlotte Marriott, Special Projects Officer Term ends April 2019

Charlotte graduated from the MA programme in Paper Conservation at University of the Arts/Camberwell College of Art in 2015.
Following graduation, Charlotte completed a research internship at the National Maritime Museum and a training contract with the National Conservation Service. She has continued gaining collections management and practical conservation experience in the conservation department at John Jones and at the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon. As Special Projects Officer, her role involves keeping Book and Paper Group members up to date through Twitter and helping to organise training events, meetings and conferences. If you have any relevant news to advertise through social media, please do get in touch.

Victoria Haddock, Special Projects Officer Term ends April 2020

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.

Charlie Grimsdell, Special Projects Officer Term ends April 2020

Following her initial training under private book conservator Tony Bish, in 2017 Charlie gained an MA in the Conservation of Books and Paper from West Dean College. Previously she has carried out an internship with the British Library and worked for the National Trust in the preservation of collections. She now works at Parliamentary Archives, in London.

 

Jillian Gregory, Events & Training sub-committee

Jillian graduated from Camberwell in 2012, and has since worked at organisations and institutes including The Land Titles Office (BC, Canada), The National Archives and Bethlem Museum of the Mind. She joined the Conservation Department at The National Portrait Gallery in May 2018 as the Conservator for Works on Paper, a role which she combines with her continued freelance work. 
 

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.
 


Nicole Monjeau, Social Media Officer Term ends April 2020

Nicole is the Paper Conservator at Lloyd's Register Foundation, working on Project Undaunted. She has previously worked at the Corning Museum of Glass and Iowa State University's Library. 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 iconbpg@gmail.com to share your work.
 

Co-opted members:

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.