Amelia Rampton ACR
Amelia Rampton has been an accredited Conservator-Restorer since 2000.
Amelia Rampton has been an Accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR) since 2000. As an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (Icon), she supports and follows its Professional standards and Ethical Guidance.
She started her studies at the Centro Nacional de Restauración, in Madrid and furthered her training at Camberwell College of Art in London, later earning a MSc in Sustainable Heritage from University College London. As well as running a successful paper conservation studio, Amelia has worked for private and public institutions, among them the British Museum, the Oxford Conservation Consortium, the V&A and the Tate.
Amelia Rampton specialises in the conservation of works of art on paper, such as watercolours, prints, drawings, as well as large format works. She conducts surveys to assess the condition of large and small collections and advises on the re-housing of collections. She liaises with framers and conservation suppliers to provide high quality conservation mounting and framing, and she carries out condition checking on artworks before and after exhibition. Her customers range from private individuals with a single item to galleries, museums and archives with large collections.
Her clients are leading art galleries, museums, archives and auction houses as well as private individuals, and they include the Clothworkers Company, the Emery Walker Trust, the Foundling Museum, The George Padmore Institute, the Huguenot Heritage Centre, Middle Temple Archive, Milein Cosman Archive, Pallant House, the River and Rowing Museum, the Soane’s Museum, Tate, the Turner House at Twickenham, Westminster Palace, UBS Art Collection, the William Morris Society.
Amelia has been an active member of her profession for over twenty years. Her involvement with the Institute of Paper Conservation and later The Institute of Conservation (Icon), has seen her contributing time and expertise, towards co-organising lectures and conferences for the members. Amelia was the secretary of the Clare Hampson Fund (2015-2020) which supports internships for conservation professionals. She is a member of the British Association of Paper Historians and the William Morris Society.
Amelia has been conducting paper conservation and condition checking for the William Morris Society for over 10 years, always working to the very highest standards. There was a very good example of the skill and care she provides in the conservation and documentation that she undertook with May Morris’ watercolour Honeysuckle, prior to its touring the UK in 2019. Honeysuckle’s paper was very distorted, with excessive previous repair work. Amelia started with a detailed proposal for conservation that included microfading testing to establish its light sensitivity, and the work that she then carried out involved loosening the old repairs, realignment and humidification, as well as providing the specifications for a high-quality mount and frame. This was all carefully documented in a detailed report, and we were delighted that she also provided a brief description of what she had done which we published in our 2019 Spring newsletter. Amelia is a top-class conservator and it has been a great pleasure to work with her.