Dr Jonathan Kemp has over twenty years of experience as a senior sculpture conservator working on a range of movable and immovable artefacts made of stone, plaster, fresco, ceramic, artificial stone and some metals, dating from between ca.2000 BC to the 20th Century.

Jonathan has been a conservation consultant on international, national, public and private projects, including managing several large scale conservation programmes; he was also a senior sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. He has trained and taught stone conservation to both under- and post-graduate students and interns from various countries and institutions, and has worked internationally in Canada, Spain, the Ukraine, and Iran, where he is a consultant for a large scale conservation project.

Jonathan is currently the editor of The Journal of the Institute of Conservation

Jonathan specialises in the conservation of:

  • Sculpture
  • Monuments and memorials
  • Architectural detail
  • Historic decorative surfaces
  • Archaeological materials
  • Wall paintings
  • made of:

  • Marble
  • Alabaster
  • Limestone
  • Sandstone
  • Plaster
  • Stucco
  • Fresco
  • Granite, Basalt, Porphry
  • Terracotta and ceramics
  • Artificial stone, architectural ceramics
  • Ivory and bone.
  • Bronze, spelter, and iron
  • Jonathan also provides:

  • Condition surveys and Costings
  • Conservation plans/strategies
  • Collection care surveys
  • Preventative conservation
  • Technical advice