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 public and private projects, including managing several large scale conservation programmes. He was a senior sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and has trained and taught stone conservation to both under- and post-graduate students and interns from various countries and institutions. Jonathan has worked and advised on international projects in Canada, Spain, Ukraine, Brazil and Iran.

Jonathan is the current 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, sphelter, and iron

  • Jonathan also provides:

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