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CV: DR. JONATHAN KEMP
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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March 2018 – July 2018

Independent Senior Conservator/Consultant
Projects include:

  • Consultant conservator with Peter Martindale Conservation on the
    de-installation, conservation and re-installation of the Mille Monument,
    a polychromed church monument, Southampton, UK, April-July 2018
  • Workshop on stone conservation, Juming Musuem, Taiwan, March 2018
  • Lecture, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2018

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    September 2016 - March 2018

    Researcher, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, Basel, Switzerland
    Part of an international research project Shift Register analysing the impacts of technology and its infrastructures on the earth.
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    November 2015 - present

    Editor of The Journal of the Institute of Conservation
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    September 2009 - present

    Independent Senior Conservator/Project Manager/Consultant
    Projects include:

  • Conservation consultant for Peter Martindale Conservation
    on the Horsey Monument, Newport, and Mille Monument, Southampton, 2017
  • Conservation maintenance on Cooper's Row, part of the Roman/Medieval
    London Wall, 2013-2016
  • Independent advisor for the Conservation Plan for Cais do Valongo,
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014-2015
  • Stone conservation works with Sarah Healey-Dilkes Conservation,
    Medieval Oriel polychromed panels, St Johns College, Cambridge, 2014
  • Senior Conservator (occasional) to Graciela Ainsworth Conservation on
    De Maiano Terracotta Roundel Conservation Project, Hampton Court Palace,
    London, 2011, 2013
  • Consolidation of stone substrate to Augustus Pugin's wallpaintings,
    1845 West Tofts Church, Norfolk, 2013
  • Structural repair and conservation of Henry Moore's Reclining Figure:
    Lincoln Center, Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, Canada, 2010
  • Occasional conservator, Graciela Ainsworth Conservation on the Elgin
    Plaster Cast
    Conservation Project, Edinburgh College of Art, 2009-2010

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    August 2007 - ongoing

    Independent Conservation Advisor

    Contracted by the Dept. of Heritage & Tourism, Taq-e Bostan, Kermanshah, Iran. Conservation Survey and Treatment Advisory Report on the Sassanian Monument complex.

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    January 2005 - February 2006, January 2009 - April 2011, October 2012 - July 2013

    Part Time Tutor in Stone Conservation

    Teaching Under/Post Graduate Degree students, City & Guilds London Art School Conservation Dept., London.

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    April 2006 - September 2009

    Senior Conservator

    Victoria and Albert Museum Sculpture Conservation Dept., London.

    Senior project conservator mainly responsible for the de-installation, conservation, and re-installation of large scale monuments for the new British and Medieval & Renaissance galleries, including a large scale Italian Renaissance lime stucco equestrian monument; an Italian Renaissance lime stucco ceiling; an Italian Renaissance wall fountain; and several 15-18th Century English and European marble and alabaster wall and floor memorials.

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    July - September 2008

    Independent Senior Conservator/Project Manager

    Conservation of architectural details on First Court, St John's College, University of Cambridge, England.

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    November 2004 - January 2006

    Contract Sculpture Conservator

    Working on sculptures and monuments made from Coade stone, architectural ceramic, terracotta, and a range of historic artificial stones and conglomerates for Coade Ltd.

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    August 2002 - October 2004

    Senior Sculpture Conservator

    Studio and site work with a team of up to eight conservators for Graciela Ainsworth Conservation, working a range of stone, marble and ceramic objects, monuments and architectural features throughout collections and institutions within Scotland and the North of England.

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    July 2004 - September 2004

    Senior Conservator

    Contracted by the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Texas, USA: Stelae Project, Chersonesos, Ukraine – setting up a project to conserve some of the polychromed stelae that are part of Ukraine's National Treasure.

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    November 2000 - July 2002

    Private Sculpture Conservator, Barcelona, Spain

    Clients included: Instituto Nacional del Patriminio Historico de Espana; Generalitat de Barcelona; and private clients within Catalunya, Spain. Self employed conservator working on institutional/government contracts within Catalunya, Spain including projects with Medieval frescos, wall paintings, sgraffitto and sculpture collections.

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    1996 - 1998

    Private Sculpture Conservator, Barcelona, Spain

    Museo del Arte, Sabadell; Generalitat de Barcelona; private clients.

    Working on public and private projects within Catalunya, Spain including sculpture and architectural detail; contract work in Scotland for Graciela Ainsworth Conservation.

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    1991 - 1996; 1998 - 2000

    Senior Sculpture Conservator

    Working for Graciela Ainsworth Conservation managing a team of up to six conservators on a range of stone, marble and ceramic objects, monuments and architectural features throughout collections and institutions within Scotland and the North of England.

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    1989 - 1991

    Sculpture Conservator

    National Trust Statuary Workshop (now Cliveden Conservation). Working on a range of stone, marble and ceramic objects from various National Trust collections.

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    EDUCATION

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    2009 – 2013

    PhD Experimental Media Art, University of Westminster.

    2002 – 2003

    MSc Electronic Imaging, University of Dundee.

    1988 – 1989

    PGDip Stone Conservation, Weymouth College.

    1987 – 1988

    CGLI Architectural Stone Carving, Weymouth College.

    1981 – 1984

    BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of Nottingham