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Renata F Peters (Chair)

Dr Renata F Peters has worked in conservation projects in South and North America, Europe and Africa. She is a Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, Coordinator for the UCL MA Principles of Conservation, Vice-chair of the Directory Board of the International Council of Museums - Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) and Conservation Lead of the Olduvai Geochronology Archaeology Project in Tanzania.

Melina Smirniou (Deputy Chair)

Dr Melina Smirniou is a Senior Lecturer at the School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln, and Programme Leader of the MA in Conservation of Cultural Heritage. She has co-directed and founded Conservators Without Borders, which she also served as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is Managing Editor of the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies, and an Assistant Coordinator of the ICOM-CC Art Technological Source Research Working Group.

Jane Henderson

Jane Henderson is Reader in Conservation at Cardiff University. She teaches on Cardiff University’s BSc and MSc degrees in Conservation and Collection Care. In Wales she works on projects for a Museum Strategy, Conservation principles and assesses Government grants. She has acted as a Trustee for Icon, The Collections Trust and the Cynon Valley Museum. She currently sits on the Welsh Museums Fed, the BSI and CEN committees for standards, the editorial panel of JIC and the ICOM –CC preventive conservation working group.

Frances Lennard

Prof Frances Lennard is the Director of the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History at the University of Glasgow and leads the MPhil Textile Conservation programme.  She was previously the Programme Leader of the MA Textile Conservation at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton, following a career as an independent textile conservator.

Chris Caple

Dr Chris Caple ACR FII FSA received a PhD from Bradford University in 1986 on the composition and manufacturing technology of medieval copper alloy pins.  Between 1984 and 1988 he was the artefacts conservator at the York Castle Museum.   From 1988, he was lecturer in Archaeological Conservation at the Dept. of Archaeology, University of Durham, becoming a senior lecturer in 1996.  He wrote Conservation Skills: Judgement, Method and Decision Making (2000) followed by Objects: Reluctant Witnesses to the Past (2006) and most recently Preservation of Archaeological Remains in Situ (2016).