Lynne Edge ACR
I am a Liverpool-based PACR accredited conservator-restorer, specialising in the care and conservation of ceramics and related materials. I have 30 years’ experience working with objects and collections in both the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas. After gaining a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design in Liverpool, I undertook my degree in Ceramics at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham. I then went on to study at West Dean College, Chichester, where I was awarded my conservation-restoration qualification with distinction from the British Antique Dealers Association. In 1992 I returned to my home city to set up and head the Ceramics and Glass Conservation Section of the Conservation Division within the National Museums Liverpool. For 16 years I cared for the diverse collections of this National Museum, which were wide-ranging in provenance, material types and in scale. In 2002 I gained my Accredited Conservator –Restorer status (ACR) and I am presently an accreditation assessor for the Institute of Conservation (ICON). In 2008 it was time for a change and I set up my private conservation-restoration studio in Little Crosby, Liverpool. Constantly in demand, my work takes me across the UK and overseas and continues to be wide-ranging, challenging and diverse. Clients include the National Trust, private estates such Chatsworth and Woburn Abbey, and auction houses, antique dealers, local and regional museums, universities, borough councils, churches, and private individuals.