Diana Washington ACR
Diana Washington established her London-based studio in 1988 as a result of a large commission from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford to conserve over 500 Pissarro prints, drawings and watercolours. Expert help with many different types of art on paper continues to be provided. This has included commissions for private owners, art galleries, picture framers, museums and institutions from single items to collections. Email contact with photographs is often the best method of contact. A rough estimate can then be given before the artwork or collection is examined in my studio. A detailed estimate will then be provided.
ABBOTT HALL ART GALLERY & MUSEUM - General conservation training.
CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS, LONDON DATEC Diploma in Paper Conservation - 1983 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Paper Conservation - 1985 Vacation work included assisting in the paper conservation studios of the Ashmolean Museum (Department of Western Art), The British Museum (Department of Western Art) and Guildhall Library (Department of Prints and Maps).
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD Worked as a freelance conservator on the Douce Collection of early German 'Little Master' woodcuts and engravings. This was under the supervision of Judith Chantry, Paper Conservator in the Department of Western Art. It gave me a very good grounding in working in a museum environment.
PENNY JENKINS, PRIVATE CONSERVATOR Assistant Conservator - gained further experience in all aspects of paper conservation in private practice. This was particularly helpful when setting up my own business shortly afterwards.